The Space Shuttle : A Decade (11 images)

A picture of a Space Shuttle from each year between 2001 and 2011 to mark the retirement of NASA's Space Shuttles.
Updated: July 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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08 MARCH 2001 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA: The Space Shuttle Discovery competes with the rising sun as it blasts off from Launch Pad 39B just at dawn on mission STS-102, March 8, 2001, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 6:42:09 EST for this eighth flight to the International Space Station. rlw/NASA UPI
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