STS-135 Landing (201107210002HQ)

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    Space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) touches down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program, early Thursday morning, July 21, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Overall, Atlantis spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. Atlantis, the fourth orbiter built, launched on its first mission on Oct. 3, 1985. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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    1. Bobby Mckay - Still on hold, family health problem 33 months ago | reply

      No more "go with throttle up" for you old girl

    2. andrewhiggins1 33 months ago | reply

      Superb low light photo of an historic moment. Like the last flight of Concorde, technology actually steps back a way...

    3. nick123n 33 months ago | reply

      I can't believe it is over..

    4. Nibble00 33 months ago | reply

      Excelente fotografía. Excelente momento. Excelente programa. Hasta la vista, Atlantis

    5. ♥JoJo♥ 33 months ago | reply

      Aww :( it will be missed. Great shot though!

    6. toureasy47201 33 months ago | reply

      Welcome home, Atlantis. Farewell, Shuttle.

    7. AnnabelB 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the inspiration.

      Welcome home Atlantis.

    8. visitor1337 33 months ago | reply

      Over and out! Love you forever STS!

    9. marvinsmith 33 months ago | reply

      Bravo Atlantis! Returned in fine style for her last flight.

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    10. Pierluigi Ciantelli 33 months ago | reply

      Welcome home Atlantis! Thanks for 30 years of dreams!

    11. Lights In The Dark 33 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo. A beautiful ending to a perfect mission and 30 years of human achievement.

    12. Pandora-no-hako 33 months ago | reply

      Welcome home, Atlantis! Endless thanks to all of the courageous dreamers at NASA who broadened our horizons and made our corner of the universe a little bit bigger for the last 30 years.

      Just as the Apollo chapter ended only to clear the way for the Shuttle program, so does the Shuttle chapter close to open the door on our next grand adventure. ISS? The Moon? Mars? The Asteroid Belt? Beyond? I can't wait to see where we go next!

      Cheers, Atlantis, Endeavor, Discovery, Enterprise, Challenger, and Columbia! Thanks for everything!

    13. wxwhyz 33 months ago | reply

      A gorgeous capture of the conclusion to the space shuttle era. Just love the wingtip vortices in this image, too. Instant Fave!

    14. @IamTay 33 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Foto! Thank-you for posting it!

    15. @IamTay 33 months ago | reply

      Shot seen 'round the world! Thank-you, NASA photographers for capturing all of those moments for the viewer who can't be there to experience it. Hope that hauling all of that heavy equipment in such HOT weather has paid-off! I appreciate your work very much!

    16. Radek Z 33 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

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