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Commander Chris Ferguson, right, shakes hands with pilot Doug Hurley after landing Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Thursday, July 21, 2011. The landing of Atlantis marks the end of NASA's 30 year space shuttle program. Third from right is mission specialist Sandra Mangus and Rex Walheim. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, Pool)

Commander Chris Ferguson, right, shakes hands with pilot Doug Hurley after landing Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Thursday, July 21, 2011. The landing of Atlantis marks the end of NASA's 30 year space shuttle program. Third from right is mission specialist Sandra Mangus and Rex Walheim. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, Pool)

Space shuttle Atlantis makes final journey

The last of the space agency's retired space shuttles to be museum-bound, Atlantis was rolled out of the 52-story VAB early Nov. 2 to leave on a day-long move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,

9.8 miles away. There, the orbiter will enter a new

$100 million display facility, still under construction, which is set to

open to the public in July 2013.