NASA’s Last Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Space Shuttle
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
News photographers follow the space shut
News photographers follow the space shut
News photographers follow the space shuttle Atlantis as it lifts off July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Cries of joy erupted from hundreds of tourists gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Friday as the space shuttle Atlantis rode a pillar of fire into orbit for the final time. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stringer (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Cries of joy erupted from hundreds of tourists gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Friday as the space shuttle Atlantis rode a pillar of fire into orbit for the final time. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Jul
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
Th space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida past an Ares launch tower. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida past an Ares launch tower. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on J
The space shuttle Atlantis launches on July 8, 2011 heading for space from Kennedy Space Center, Florida past an Ares launch tower. Atlantis' STS-135 mission will signal the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Spectators camp out near a park in Titus
Spectators camp out near a park in Titus
Spectators camp out near a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center July 8, 2011 for STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. The storied spacecraft is carrying a crew of four US astronauts toward the International Space Station on a 12-day mission to re-stock the orbiting lab.AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, wave to well-wishers before boarding their tranport July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusvi
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusvi
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Young children watch from a park in Titu
Young children watch from a park in Titu
Young children watch from a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as spectators camp out at a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators buy t-shirts as they camp out
Spectators buy t-shirts as they camp out
Spectators buy t-shirts as they camp out on a pier at a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusvi
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusvi
Spectators camp out at a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as
Young girls play in a drainage ditch as spectators camp out at a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators camp out on a peir near a par
Spectators camp out on a peir near a par
Spectators camp out on a peir near a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A young boy sleeps on a pier in the earl
A young boy sleeps on a pier in the earl
A young boy sleeps on a pier in the early morning as spectators camp out near a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators camp out near a park in Titus
Spectators camp out near a park in Titus
Spectators camp out near a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis prepares for launch from Kennedy Space Center July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A man with young children
(Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusville, Florida, as US space shuttle Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusvil
Spectators watch from a park in Titusville, Florida, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on J
US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final flight of the shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Rex Walheim, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus are seen boarding their tranport on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim, wave to well-wishers before boarding their tranport July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, wave to well-wishers before boarding their tranport July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
The smoke trail from Space shuttle Atlan
The smoke trail from Space shuttle Atlan
The smoke trail from Space shuttle Atlantis after lifting off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the lau
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off the launch pad on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - July 8: Space Shuttle Atlantis on a flawless launch, July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After Atlantis mission STS-135 the Space Shuttle program will come to an end. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - July 8: Space Shuttle Atlantis on a flawless launch past a flag pole with an American flag and the Atlantis flag, July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After Atlantis mission STS-135 the Space Shuttle program will come to an end. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
TITUSVILLE, FL - JULY 08: People watch as Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on the last mission of the space shuttle program on July 8, 2011 in Titusville, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
TITUSVILLE, FL - JULY 08: People watch as Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on the last mission of the space shuttle program on July 8, 2011 in Titusville, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program.
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral
<> on July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Leading the crew is commander Chris Ferguson (R), pilot Doug Hurley (2nd R), followed by mission specialists Rex Walheim (2nd R) and Sandy Magnus (L). Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis mission specialis
Space shuttle Atlantis mission specialis
Space shuttle Atlantis mission specialists Sandy Magnus (R) and Rex Walheim wave as they walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Leading the crew is commander Chris Ferguson (R), pilot Doug Hurley (2nd R), followed by mission specialists Sandy Magnus (2nd L) and Rex Walheim (L). Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Leading the crew is commander Chris Ferguson (R, front), pilot Doug Hurley (L, front), followed by mission specialists Sandy Magnus (L, rear) and Rex Walheim (R, rear). Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Leading the crew is commander Chris Ferguson (R, front), pilot Doug Hurley (L, front), followed by mission specialists Sandy Magnus (L, rear) and Rex Walheim (R, rear). Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk
Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis walk out before heading to the launch pad July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in advance of the 11:26 a.m. (EDT) launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. Leading the crew is commander Chris Ferguson (R, front), pilot Doug Hurley (L, front), followed by mission specialists Sandy Magnus (L, rear) and Rex Walheim (R, rear). Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, wave to well-wishers before boarding their tranport July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis is poised to blaze a path into history Friday when it propels toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space shuttle program. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts (R to L) Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, wave to wellwishers before boarding their tranport July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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