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Astronauts Get R.E.M. Serenade at Midpoint of Final Shuttle Mission

By Denise Chow

After a busy week in orbit, the astronauts on shuttle Atlantis will enjoy some much-deserved time off along with some good food and a song from the band R.E.M. today (July 14).

How I Caught the Last Shuttle Out of Town: One Veteran Reporter's NASA Tale

by Leonard David

Watching the Atlantis orbiter rise into the sky, serving as the curtain call on NASA's space shuttle program, was a bittersweet and reflective moment for me. I had stood at exactly the same spot over 30 years ago to witness the maiden shuttle voyage of Columbia.

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