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

IN SPACE - JULY 18: In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA space shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay holds the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module seen from the International Space Station before the two spacecraft undocked July 18, 2011 in space. The object connected to the station at right in the grasp of Dextre, a robot hand, is the Cargo Transport Container-2 (CTC-2) which was delivered by JAXA's HTV-2 vehicle earlier in the year. 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

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.