Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off for last time

The space shuttle Atlantis launched for the last time Friday, ending NASA's 30-year shuttle program.

Kayn Clark (center), 10, of Clearwater, Fla., and his parents, Daniel and Brandi Clark, watch from the roadside on Friday, July 8, 2011, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Kayn Clark (center), 10, of Clearwater, Fla., and his parents, Daniel and Brandi Clark, watch from the roadside on Friday, July 8, 2011, as the space shuttle Atlantis launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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