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Published July 8, 2011

See NASA video of Friday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis—the final shuttle launch in the program's 30-year history. (Related video: "Space Shuttle's Final Days.")

Video Replay: Final Shuttle Launch

Live Video: Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission Feed


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During its lifetime, Atlantis traveled to the Russian space station Mir seven times, and it deployed the Magellan mission to Venus and the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter, both in 1989.

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