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Shuttle Atlantis makes final touchdown

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Shuttle Atlantis makes final touchdown

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The final touchdown before going into retirement.

It has been a smooth landing for the US space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This after a 12-day resupply mission to the
International Space Station.

Atlantis touched down with six astronauts on board.

NASA’s other two shuttles, Discovery and Endeavour, will make their final flights in September and November.

The shuttles began flying in 1981 and are being retired due to the cost and safety concerns.