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    JSC2011-E-068765 (22 July 2011) --- The crew of STS-135, from left, NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Doug Hurley, pilot; and Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, both mission specialists, wave to the crowd gathered at Ellington Field during a July 22 welcome home ceremony for the Atlantis crew. STS-135 is the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-068761 (22 July 2011) --- A small portion of a large Ellington Field crowd is seen on July 22, 2011 through a door bearing a STS-135 sticker on its window. A short while later the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis' mission used this door for its entrance during a welcome home ceremony. STS-135 is the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

  • Doug Hurley signs a welcome home banner› View High-res
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    JSC2011-E-068758 (22 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, STS-135 pilot, signs a welcome home banner before a ceremony for the Atlantis crew on July 22, 2011 at Ellington Field in Houston. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-068015 (21 July 2011) --- A technician works to secure the space shuttle Atlantis following its landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2011. The landing brought to completion STS-135, the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-068012 (21 July 2011) --- Milt Heflin, associate director (technical) of the Johnson Space Center, stands under the wing of the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed on July 21, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-068008 (21 July 2011) --- Red paint marks the location where Atlantis' main landing gear came to a stop on the runway after the space shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2011. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

  • Location where Atlantis nose landing gear came to a stop› View High-res
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    JSC2011-E-068007 (21 July 2011) --- Green paint marks the location where Atlantis' nose landing gear came to a stop on the runway after the space shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2011. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    201107210007hq (21 July 2011) --- Space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) is rolled over to the Obiter Processing Facility shortly after landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station and the final flight of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, July 21, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Overall, Atlantis spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. Atlantis, the fourth orbiter built, launched on its first mission on Oct. 3, 1985. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    201107210008hq (21 July 2011) --- Space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) is rolled over to the Obiter Processing Facility shortly after landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station and the final flight of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, July 21, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Overall, Atlantis spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. Atlantis, the fourth orbiter built, launched on its first mission on Oct. 3, 1985. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    STS135-S-272 (21 July 2011) --- An American flag waves in the wind in front of space shuttle Atlantis on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis' final return from space at 5:57 a.m. (EDT) on July 21, 2011, completed the 13-day, 5.2-million-mile STS-135 mission. Securing the space shuttle fleet's place in history, Atlantis brought a close to the nation's Space Shuttle Program. STS-135 delivered spare parts, equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for Atlantis, which has spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles. Photo credit: NASA