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Next Generation Space Ambitions Keep Rolling

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November 30, 2012
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As space shuttle Atlantis rolled to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex earlier this month, NASA and its commercial crew partners reflected on the Space Shuttle Program's tremendous accomplishments and vowed to continue America's leadership in space.


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