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Atlantis landed safely this morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending the 30 year NASA shuttle program.

What’s next for Atlantis?

Hundreds were gathered in the pre-dawn darkness to celebrate Atlantis‘ final homecoming. Atlantis will remain at Kennedy Space Center as a museum piece. Atlantis completed its final mission of restocking the International Space Station. While this is the end of the 30-year shuttle program, NASA is setting its sights for bigger things. Upcoming destinations will be landing astronauts on an asteroid and Mars.

In case you missed it, here’s the final landing of Atlantis:

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What’s Next?

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