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In this Jan. 28, 1986, file photo, the space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Bruce Weaver, File)

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President Barack Obama is given an "I'm an Obamanaut" bumper sticker at NASA operations at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., April 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama is given an "I'm an Obamanaut" bumper sticker at NASA operations at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., April 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Astronaut Scott Carpenter listens to a question from the media about his experience in space, at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. John Glenn fever has taken hold in the U.S. once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. (AP Photo/Michael Brown)

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Astronaut Scott Carpenter listens to a question from the media about his experience in space, at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. John Glenn fever has taken hold in the U.S. once again. Three days before the 50th anniversary of his historic flight, the first American to orbit the Earth addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center. (AP Photo/Michael Brown)

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NASA has asked for suggestions on how to re-purpose three mobile launch platforms, built in 1967, that are going unused at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Each two-story structure weighs around 8.2 million pounds, and is 160 feet long and 135 feet wide.

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NASA has asked for suggestions on how to re-purpose three mobile launch platforms, built in 1967, that are going unused at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Each two-story structure weighs around 8.2 million pounds, and is 160 feet long and 135 feet wide.

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Space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified jumbo jet makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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Space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified jumbo jet makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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Onlookers in Titusville, Fla., 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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Space shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747 carrier jet, departs from the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on its way to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington Dulles International Airport. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Former Sen. John Glenn (left) and Scott Carpenter, the last surviving Mercury astronauts, speak at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., during an event marking the 50th anniversary of Mr. Glenn's launch into orbit. (AP Photo/Michael Brown)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The space shuttle Atlantis astronauts [from left] mission specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus, pilot Doug Hurley and commander Chris Ferguson acknowledge well-wishers after leaving the operations and checkout building en route to the launching pad at the Kennedy Space Center on July 8 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis was the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA.

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NASA VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Technicians work on the GRAIL booster at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Aug. 25. It is scheduled to launch on Thursday.

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Atlantis is towed to the Orbitor Processing facility as hundreds of NASA employees gather at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday. The landing of Atlantis marks the end of the 30-year program. (Associated Press)