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Space shuttle Atlantis: Highlights of the final mission

The space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, ending the shuttle programme's last-ever mission.

The spacecraft touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Thursday, bringing an end to America's 30-year shuttle programme.

The crew of commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley and mission specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim spent almost 13 days in space.

BBC News draws together some of the highlights of the shuttle's historic final journey.

  • 21 Jul 2011