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Thirty years of the space shuttle - launch of Atlantis marks the end of the US Space Shuttle Programme

8 Jul 2011, 15:50 UTC
Thirty years of the space shuttle - launch of Atlantis marks the end of the US Space Shuttle Programme

The successful launch of the US Space Shuttle Atlantis en route to the International Space Station (ISS) marked the beginning of the final space shuttle mission and the end of the 30-year era of US space shuttle flights. Atlantis lifted off from its launch site, Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Friday, 8 July 2011 at 11:29 local time (17:29 CEST).

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