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Final launch of Atlantis, July 8, 2011.

Final launch of Discovery, February 24, 2011.

Final launch of Endeavour, May 16, 2011.

Atlantis readies to receive Raffaello payload canister, June 17, 2011.

Final landing of Atlantis, as the space shuttle program ends, July 21, 2011.

Atlantis is towed back to the OPF after its final landing.

Three hours before Atlantis lands, July 21, 2011.

Liberty Star with Atlantis booster in tow and cone shaped rocket frustum on deck.

Ship crew maneuvers around base of Atlantis spent solid rocket booster. Diver operated plug (DOP) is visible inside SRB.

Liberty Star enters Canaveral Lock with Atlantis booster.

Liberty Star passes under drawbridge with Atlantis solid rocket booster in tow.

Recovery ship Freedom Star returns to Port Canaveral on July 10, 2011 with one of Atlantis's solid rocket boosters in tow.

Post-launch Atlantis

Final crew of Atlantis arrives at shuttle landing facility July 4, 2011.

Atlantis crew practices driving their emergency escape vehicle, the M113 APC, on June 21, 2011.

Atlantis arrives at pad 39A, June 1, 2011.

Atlantis rolls out of the VAB for the last time May 31, 2011.

Atlantis crew during orbiter rollover from OPF to VAB, May 17, 2011.

Katie Couric at final launch of Endeavour.

Flight deck of Discovery, June 21, 2010.

Final landing of Discovery, March 9, 2011.

Discovery readies for flight.

Endeavour launch over Lake Underhill, Orlando, November 14, 2008.

Atlantis returns to KSC after a cross country piggy back flight from Edwards AFB, California, July 3, 2007.