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WJLA, July 08, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis launch beginning of the end for shuttle program

Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and landed in Florida shortly before sunrise, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears.

All Lined Up

The space shuttle Atlantis astronauts left to right, pilot Doug Hurley, mission specialist Sandra Mangus, commander Chris Ferguson and missions specialist Rex Walheim, leave the operations and check out building on their way to the pad at the Kennedy Space Center.