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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Touchdown, Atlantis!

Space shuttle Atlantis made a perfect landing today. Unless the White House gives the okay, Atlantis will never fly again.

Atlantis may retire, but the remarkable story of the shuttle missions will continue. The next shuttle launch is scheduled for September. The final shuttle mission will launch in November.

Once these missions are completed, the space shuttles will find homes in museums. They will proudly rest along with legendary space craft like the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo command capsules.

As the shuttles retire, more and more people are watching the final missions. I hope that we send the shuttles out with a great celebration!

Would you like to build a great space shuttle model? Click here: http://www.aiaa.org/kidsplace/kidsplacepdfs/Space_Shuttle_Glider.pdf

Photo courtesy NASA.

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