Jan Campbell, an employee at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, watches an outdoor video monitor (not pictured) as the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis is greeted after landing at Kennedy Space Center July 21.
With the final landing of a space shuttle, the work is over for mission control at JSC. As he passed shuttle operations back to the technicians at Kennedy, JSC flight director Tony Ceccacci took a moment to salute the Johnson team.
"The work done in this room, in this building, will never be duplicated," he said, according to the Houston Chronicle.
"Hold your heads up high as we close out the space shuttle program. You have earned it. ... Work here has made America and the world a better place."
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