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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Douglas G. Hurley
Kyle Busch watched his No. 18 car going around the track in Texas from the team's pit box Sunday.
Usually space shuttle astronauts are awakened in orbit by a song sent by a loved one. But not much is routine for the final space shuttle flight, not even a wake-up call.
The space shuttle Atlantis soared from Earth one last time Friday morning, carrying four astronauts on a final, unforgettable ride.
Hurley said the flag traveled 5.3 million miles, making 200 orbits around Earth while traveling 17,500 mph _ well more than 100 times the average speed of Sunday's race, which was a track record of 152.705 mph.
he said Sunday that was the scariest thing that he has ever done.