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Atlantis Prelaunch

‘Reflection’…Atlantis on the launch pad last night, after the rain. Pad the same pad that launched the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket to the moon so many years ago. The same pad that launched Atlantis on this final voyage of the Space Shuttle this mornin

♥ To remember.. "Space Shuttle" - In my teenage years. I had this picture on my wall and I was proud to NASA. ;-)

♥ To remember. "Space Shuttle" - In my teenage years. I had this picture on my wall and I was proud to NASA.

Columbia(l) and Atlantis(r).

Atlantis and Columbia in a space shuttle traffic jam. In 1990 STS 35 (Atlantis) was heading to the launchpad. STS 38 (Columbia) was rolled back to the vehicle assembly building for repairs to liquid hydrogen lines.

The giant Saturn V rocket for the Apollo 4 mission at the Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A stands at the dawn of November 8, 1967, during the pre-launch alert.

Test Flight of Giant Saturn V Rocket for Apollo 4 Mission at Kennedy Space Center, Nov 1967 Photographic Print

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HiDyRS-X camera image. Fusion imaging of the final space shuttle launch. Able to visualize flow dynamics and shock patterns within high temperature supersonic rocket plumes.

Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.

Photos: Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

21 July 2011: The space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, ending its 13-day mission. Atlantis safely touched down bringing an end to the 30-year US shuttle programme.

The history of the Nasa Space Shuttle in pictures

21 July The space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, ending its mission. Atlantis safely touched down bringing an end to the US shuttle programme.

The End.  The space shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, ending NASA’s 30-year shuttle program.

2011: The Year in Pictures

The End of an Era. The space shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 21 July ending NASA’s shuttle program.

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