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See ya, Shuttle. One last blast


The final flight of the Space Shuttle Program was undertaken by Atlantis, during which the STS-135 crew will deliver the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the International Space Station.

This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ingalls | NASA)

This image, taken through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft, shows the final liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis as it ascended from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on the STS-135 mission, Friday, July 8. (Photo courtesy of Dick Clark | NASA)

ASA managers look on from Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center as space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Launch Pad 39A on Friday, July 8 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ingalls | NASA)

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