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    STS135-S-273 (21 July 2011) --- Space shuttle Atlantis is slowly towed from the Shuttle Landing Facility to an orbiter processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time. Atlantis' final return from space at 5:57 a.m. (EDT) on July 21, 2011, secured the space shuttle fleet's place in history and brought a close to the America'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

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    STS135-S-274 (21 July 2011) --- Space shuttle Atlantis is slowly towed from the Shuttle Landing Facility to an orbiter processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time. Atlantis' final return from space at 5:57 a.m. (EDT) on July 21, 2011, secured the space shuttle fleet's place in history and brought a close to the America'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

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    JSC2011-E-068004 (21 July 2011) --- KSC director Bob Cabana, center frame, congratulates members of the damage assessment team after the space shuttle Atlantis landed on July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing marked the completion of STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool.

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    JSC2011-E-068002 (21 July 2011) --- Amidst a crowd, NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus, STS-135 mission specialist, is pictured with with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, and KSC Director Bob Cabana after the space shuttle Atlantis landed on July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067997 (21 July 2011) --- NASA flight director Chris Edelen (far left foreground) looks up at the orbiter from under the starboard wing after the space shuttle Atlantis landed on July 21 at at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067995 (21 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-135 commander, makes a public statement as, from left, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, along with NASA astronauts Rex Walheim, Sandy Magnus and Doug Hurley look on after the space shuttle Atlantis landed on July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landinig completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067990 (21 July 2011) ---NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-135 commander, examines the thermal tiles of the space shutt;le Atlantis after it and its four-person crew landed on July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067983 (21 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-135 commander, is greeted by a KSC employee after the space shuttle Atlantis landed on July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067976 (21 July 2011) ---The sun rises over the the space shuttle Atlantis after landing July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool

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    JSC2011-E-067975 (21 July 2011) --- The sun rises over the the space shuttle Atlantis after landing July 21 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The landing completed STS-135, the final mission of the NASA shuttle program. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool