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Atlantis returns after successful mission

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Atlantis returns after successful mission


The shuttle Atlantis has landed safely at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at the end of a 12 day mission to the International Space Station. It was the first construction mission to the ISS since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Astronauts complete three spacewalks and installed a new solar power module on the half-built orbiting outpost. NASA needs to fly at least 14 more such missions to finish the station before the shuttle fleet is retired in 2010.

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