Atlantis completes final space shuttle voyage

July 21, 2011 13:17

CAPE CANAVERAL - The space shuttle Atlantis glided home through a moonlit sky for its final landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, completing a 30-year odyssey for NASA's shuttle fleet.

Atlantis and its four-member crew returned from a 13-day resupply mission to the International Space Station shortly before daybreak at the space center where the ship will go on display as a museum piece. After three decades of sending shuttles into orbit around Earth, NASA has retired them to focus on building new ships that can travel farther into space.

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