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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.

Touchdown

Space Shuttle Atlantis comes back to Earth at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla., completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.