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NASA Launches Space Shuttle on Historic Final Mission

By Mike Wall

The space shuttle Atlantis soared into the heavens and the history books Friday (July 8), kicking off the last-ever mission of NASA's storied shuttle program.

The 3 Most Flown Space Shuttles of NASA's Fleet

by Denise Chow

Over the course of 30 years, NASA's space shuttles have played a critical role in constructing the International Space Station, launching and servicing satellites and observatories in orbit, and delivering astronauts and many tons of cargo into space.

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