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Photos: Space Shuttle Leaves Space Station for Last Time

Seeing Half of Shuttle Atlantis

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Shuttle Atlantis slips behind a solar array after undocking from the International Space Station for the last time on July 19, 2011. The mission is the last time a shuttle will visit the station.

Shuttle Atlantis Peek-a-Boo

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Shuttle Atlantis slips behind a solar array after undocking from the International Space Station for the last time on July 19, 2011. The mission is the last time a shuttle will visit the station.

Atlantis as Seen Through the International Space Station's Cupola

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As seen through one of the windows on the International Space Station's Cupola, this is a view of the space shuttle Atlantis and its Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module during the final day of being docked with the International Space Station, July 19, 2011, Flight Day 12.

Commander Adds the Mission Decal

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Inside the International Space Station's Node 1 or Unity, NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-135 commander, adds his mission's decal as the final piece of the collection of shuttle crew insignias. NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, looks on, on July 19. 2011, Flight Day 12.

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