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The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is seen after being rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Sunday, May 13, 2012. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of Russia, and prime NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba is scheduled for 9:01 a.m. local time on Tuesday, May 15. Photo Credit (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Silhouette of Space Shuttle and Transport Jet during Sunset. http://www.aerospaceguide.net/spaceshuttle/pictures.html #space #nasa

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Space Shuttle Discovery Flown Over the U.S. Capitol

"Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is seen as it flies near the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Washington. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles" Original Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image-feature_2226.html

An Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle patrols the launch area as the Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into space on its final flight. May 2012.

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Incredible Photos of America's Space Shuttle Program

America's Space Shuttle Program - My Modern Metropolis

John F. Kennedy Space Center Florida USA: Looking at NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-79) from 525 feet (160.02 meters) above the ground on 20 August 1996. See more www.viralontube.com