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NASA Launches Atlantis, Final Space Shuttle Mission [VIDEO]

After nearly 30 years and 134 liftoffs NASA launched its final shuttle into orbit. Space shuttle Atlantis will carry out the program's last mission. While the future of NASA's budget still remains up in the air, we at TRANSLOGIC want to recognize all that the shuttle program has accomplished. The crew onboard the Atlantis, Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialist Sandy Magnus and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim, are finishing off a very special program that we can all be proud of.

The word on everyone's lips: bittersweet. The shuttle missions have brought us many technological firsts, including the artificial heart and infrared camera. And, of course, a few tragic moments. Hopefully NASA will be able to continue in a new direction and still advance our civilization with new technologies for a better world.

Check out NASA's Livestream showing the entire event:

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