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The astronauts who will fly on the last ever shuttle mission have arrived in Florida to take part in a dress rehearsal for its last flight.
The rehearsal involves the crew and the shuttle team going through every step of the launch up to the firing of the shuttle's engines and rocket booster.

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Ed ~ Launch is scheduled for 15:26 GMT, 8th July, 2011.



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NASA'S Shuttle Atlantis At Launch Pad, Liftoff Practice Set
 
After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis awaits the next major milestone for its upcoming STS-135 mission to the International Space Station, the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program. The mission with four veteran astronauts is targeted to launch July 8.
Atlantis arrived at the pad early Wednesday morning on top of a giant crawler-transporter. The crawler-transporter left Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building at 8:42 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 31, and travelled less than 1 mph during the 3.4-mile journey. The shuttle was secured on the launch pad at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday.

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