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NASA celebrates 30-year shuttle legacy
Posted: April 12, 2011

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Backdropped by Atlantis being prepared for the final space shuttle launch in June, NASA officials celebrated the 30th anniversary of the very first flight of the shuttle and announced where the four surviving vehicles will be displayed to the public.

Museums in Florida, Virginia, California and New York beat out dozens of other sites for the right to display a space shuttle orbiter.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

Photos by Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now