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

Today On TDW: Geek

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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.