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Last space shuttle comes home, ends 30-year era

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over. Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and landed in Florida shortly before sunrise. Hundreds gathered near the runway to welcome Atlantis home — and to bid NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program goodbye. Atlantis’ successful space station restocking mission closed ...

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