When Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off (hopefully) today from Cape Canaveral, it will truly be the end of an era. I can remember growing up watching all the space shuttle launches with the entire neighborhood in thrall. It was an EVENT. An American event. And now it will be over. NASA is launching their 135th, and very last, shuttle into space today. Godspeed to our Astronauts, and thanks for the memories.

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