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TPM’s The Day In 100 Seconds: Back Down To Earth

Day In 100 Seconds: Back Down To Earth

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Mitt Romney raised eyebrows last night when he suggested President Obama should “get packing” and cable talking heads reacted today.

Tuesday also marked the end of the space shuttle program, as the shuttle Discovery made its way to Washington D.C., mounted atop a Boeing 747, destined for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Atlantis Lands after Final Mission

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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 6 a.m. Thursday, officially ending NASA’s space shuttle program. The program launched 135 flights over 30 years, sending 355 astronauts into space. The Atlantis launched on its first mission in 1985. On its final mission, it dropped off a year’s supply of food and other supplies at the International Space Station.

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