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23 April 2013 Last updated at 12:19 ET

Space shuttle makes final landingshuttle atlantis landing

The Atlantis shuttle lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bringing a close to Nasa's 30-year orbiter programme.


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A guide to Nasa's famous spacecraft

The final flight in numbers

  • 135 missions 33 for Atlantis

  • 355 astronauts taken into space since 1981

  • The fleet has flown well over 870 000 000 km

  • The shuttle and its boosters have 2.5 million moving parts

  • Figures assume Atlantis completes mission

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