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Space shuttle Atlantis takes final trip

Space shuttle Atlantis -- the last of NASA's space shuttles to hit the road and the last to blast into orbit, more than a year ago -- has begun its final journey to retirement.

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis make its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/Terry Renna

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis make its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center early Friday.
AP Photo/Terry Renna

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis make its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center early Friday morning.
AP Photo/Terry Renna

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis make its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center early Friday.
AP Photo/Terry Renna

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space center workers carry a banner while walking behind the shuttle Atlantis as it makes its way to the Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/Terry Renna

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Nov. 2, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls

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Nov. 2, 2012: the Space shuttle Atlantis departs the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time early Friday.
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Oct. 17, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux

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Oct. 17, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis is parked in the Vehicle Assembly Building after it was moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux

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Oct. 17, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis enters the Vehicle Assembly Building after it was moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux

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Oct. 17, 2012: Space shuttle Atlantis is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux

Space shuttle Atlantis takes final trip

Space shuttle Atlantis -- the last of NASA's space shuttles to hit the road and the last to blast into orbit, more than a year ago -- has begun its final journey to retirement.

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