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Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches on Public Display in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis, the final orbiter among NASA's winged fleet to fly in space, launched on its new mission Saturday (June 29) as the centerpiece of a $100 million tourist attraction in Florida. Full story

Where to See NASA's Space Shuttles This Summer

With the opening of the space shuttle Atlantis' permanent exhibit in Florida on Saturday (June 29), the last of NASA's retired space planes will be officially on display for the public to enjoy, but you'll have to go state-hopping to see all four of the iconic spacecraft. Full story

Space shuttle Atlantis 'go' for public viewing

The last space shuttle to soar makes its museum debut this weekend, and it's the belle of NASA's retirement ball. Full story

New shuttle Atlantis exhibit gives close-up look at space flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In deciding how to exhibit the space shuttle Atlantis, which goes on display next week, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida opted for a perspective that would allow the public a rare view. Full story

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Enters Final Countdown to Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Shuttle Atlantis is "go" for launch. Full story

Atlantis Exposed: Space Shuttle Fully Unwrapped for NASA Exhibit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis is ready for its spotlight — well, almost. Full story

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  NASA cuts 9,000 shuttle jobs

After space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth for the final time on Thursday, 9,000 people lost their jobs at NASA. Former NASA employee Dean Pettit joins msnbc to talk about the situation.

  Atlantis’ last landing

America closed a chapter in its space history on Thursday. In a dramatic early morning landing, the space shuttle Atlantis came screaming into the Kennedy Space Center for the last time. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Final space shuttle lands

The space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program.

  Special Report: Final space shuttle lands

The space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. NBC's Tom Costello reports.

  Space shuttle leaves an ‘incredible lasting legacy’

NBC’s Tom Costello spoke with the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis on their last day in space.

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The space shuttle Atlantis is seen on launch pad 39a of the NASA Kennedy Space Center shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, Cape Canaveral, FL. Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:28p.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Photo Credit:

Shuttles on launch pads
Shuttles on launch pads

Atlantis and Endeavour at Launch Complexes 39A and 39B in 2008.

Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral
Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral

Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of its exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida June 29, 2013. The developers of the exhibit have raised the 150,000-pound (68,000 kg) spaceship 30 feet into the air and tilted it 43 degrees over on it