Space Shuttle Atlantis final liftoff - NASAEmotions ran high at the final launch of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle program which brought out hundreds of thousands to Florida’s “Space Coast” to witness the historic spectacle.

Tears and cheers were in abundance during Atlantis’s perfect lift-off, which carried a crew of four and a multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the space station.

The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

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