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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.

Boom!

Spectators, including one girl who was overwhelmed by the sound, watch the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from the Kennedy Space Center.