July 9, 2011 in Nation/World

‘Light this fire’

Atlantis carries final shuttle crew into orbit
 
Associated Press photo

Atlantis departs on the 135th and final space shuttle mission for NASA.
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With a thunderous roar, space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., marking the end of 30 years of triumph and tragedy for the U.S. space program. “Let’s light this fire one more time,” Atlantis commander Christopher Ferguson said before liftoff. For coverage of the launch, see Page A3.

On the Web: View large-format photo galleries about the launch and the NASA shuttle program at spokesman.com/picture-stories.

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