CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JULY 8: in this handout from NASA, Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the final ... more 
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JULY 8: in this handout from NASA, Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images) less 
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