NASA says goodbye to manned space flight

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:22pm

Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral today, marking the end of the 30 year space shuttle program.

The shuttle was greeted with cheers and shouts from supporters who gathered near the runway as they watched the close to an amazing chapter in the history of the space agency.

Many watched it unfold today from mission control at Johnson Space Center, or on the ground at Kennedy.

They are dealing with the end of three decades of dedication and service to the shuttle program, a program that has stretched the limits of our knowledge, and the boundries of our imagination.

"I want our country to do fantastic things like this for the continued future," stated Chris Ferguson with NASA.

NASA hopes to send astronauts to an asteroid and mars in the next 20 years.

At the kennedy space center, i'm jay gray, now back to you.

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