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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Nasa signs an agreement with rocket operator ULA to assess its Atlas 5 as a possible future launcher for human space missions.
US President Barack Obama makes a telephone call to the International Space Station to discuss the end of the shuttle programme and the future of human spaceflight.
The last spacewalk of the shuttle era is completed, as astronauts remove a faulty pump on the International Space Station.
The space shuttle Atlantis launches from Florida on a 12-day mission, marking the beginning of the end for the space shuttle era.
The four US astronauts who will crew the last ever space shuttle mission arrive in Florida to prepare for their Friday launch to the International Space Station.
The astronauts who will fly on the last ever shuttle mission have arrived in Florida to take part in a dress rehearsal for its last flight.
The US space shuttle Endeavour brings its 19-year operational career to a close with a textbook landing in Florida.
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