Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off, and Florida's Space Coast Mourns as Program Winds Down

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off today on its final flight, and all along the nearby Florida coast, people watched, applauded, and mourned. Atlantis is on a 12-day mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.. There are only two more scheduled launches after it before U.S. astronauts begin hitching rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft… launched from Kazakhstan. That will mean difficult changes for thousands of people in Florida; they have lived off of the shuttle program...Full Story
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