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The space shuttle Discovery takes off on the back of a jumbo jet from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

After nearly three decades of space travel, NASA's oldest shuttle, Discovery, flew into retirement on Tuesday, joining other museum relics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read more»

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The International Space Station above Earth on March 7, 2011.

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