Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: At 5:57 AM this morning, Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth safely, bringing to a close the 135th and final mission of NASA's 30-year-long Space Shuttle Program.

"Mission complete, Houston," mission commander Christopher Ferguson radioed in as the shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center's Runway 15. "After serving the

Edge Of Space Photo of the Day

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Edge Of Space Photo of the Day
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Edge Of Space Photo of the Day: The StratoShuttle-1, a helium-filled weather balloon launched by a group of students with help from the California-based nonprofit Quest for Stars, captured this breathtaking shot of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from 89,000 feet above ground.

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Obligatory Overhead Space Shuttle Launch Photo of the Day

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Obligatory Overhead Space Shuttle Launch Photo of the Day
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Obligatory Overhead Space Shuttle Launch Photo of the Day: The final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis as seen through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft.

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End Of An Era of the Day

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End Of An Era of the Day
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End Of An Era of the Day: Space Shuttle Atlantis, manned by Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, charged into space this morning for the very last time.