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Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight

IN SPACE - JULY 14: In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis and the port side wing of NASA space shuttle Atlantis (R) can be seen from the International Space Station July 14, 2011 in space. Space shuttle Atlantis is on the last leg of a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it delivered the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Space shuttle Atlantis makes final journey

November 2, 2012

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.