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Space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a modified jumbo jet, makes its departure on Sept. 19, 2012, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)
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Space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a modified jumbo jet, makes its departure on Sept. 19, 2012, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

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