Atlantis blasts off on final shuttle mission

Space shuttle Atlantis is seen as it launches from Launch Pad 39A July 8, 2011, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis, STS-135, is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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