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Final landing of NASA's space shuttle program [Video]

July 21, 2011 | 12:02 pm

The 30-year space shuttle program came to an end Thursday with the landing of Atlantis at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

In case you slept through the pre-dawn touchdown of the shuttle, don't fret. NASA posted a video of the ghost-like landing on its website, which we embedded here.

"After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle has found its place in history," said Chris Ferguson, commander of the last mission after Atlantis rolled to a stop. "The space shuttle has changed the way we view the world, and changed the way we view the universe."

Check out the video above and, for more information, visit NASA's website.


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