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.

Dana Frentz (left) of Raleigh, N.C., sleeps on Friday, July 8, 2011, next to Bryan DuBray (center) and his mother, Charlotte DuBray, both of Houston, along the roadside in Titusville, Fla., while waiting to watch the space shuttle Atlantis launch from the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Dana Frentz (left) of Raleigh, N.C., sleeps on Friday, July 8, 2011, next to Bryan DuBray (center) and his mother, Charlotte DuBray, both of Houston, along the roadside in Titusville, Fla., while waiting to watch the space shuttle Atlantis launch from the Kennedy Space Center, about seven miles away. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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