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Atlantis returns home

<p>The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Andes Mountains near the border of Argentina and Chile prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. Photo taken May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout </p>

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Andes Mountains near the border of Argentina and Chile prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. Photo taken May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Andes Mountains near the border of Argentina and Chile prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. Photo taken May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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<p>Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls past rescue personnel during landing on runway 33 to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. 

REUTERS/Joe Skipper </p>

Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls past rescue personnel during landing on runway 33 to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls past rescue personnel during landing on runway 33 to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>Damage to tiles is marked underneath the space shuttle Atlantis by NASA tile engineer Dan Keenan after Atlantis landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. 

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Damage to tiles is marked underneath the space shuttle Atlantis by NASA tile engineer Dan Keenan after Atlantis landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Damage to tiles is marked underneath the space shuttle Atlantis by NASA tile engineer Dan Keenan after Atlantis landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. /Joe Skipper </p>

NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. /Joe Skipper

NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. /Joe Skipper

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<p>Astronaut Michael Good works in the space shuttle Atlantis' forward cargo bay seen through the orbiter's aft flight deck window, May 21, 2010. 

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Astronaut Michael Good works in the space shuttle Atlantis' forward cargo bay seen through the orbiter's aft flight deck window, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/NASA Handout

Astronaut Michael Good works in the space shuttle Atlantis' forward cargo bay seen through the orbiter's aft flight deck window, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/NASA Handout

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<p>Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on a mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 14, 2010.


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Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on a mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on a mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

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<p>The crew of space shuttle Atlantis pose after landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. 

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The crew of space shuttle Atlantis pose after landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The crew of space shuttle Atlantis pose after landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout </p>

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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<p>Astronauts Michael Good and Garrett Reisman (behind) work outside the International Space Station during the space shuttle Atlantis' third spacewalk of the STS-132 mission, May 21, 2010 


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Astronauts Michael Good and Garrett Reisman (behind) work outside the International Space Station during the space shuttle Atlantis' third spacewalk of the STS-132 mission, May 21, 2010 REUTERS/NASA Handout

Astronauts Michael Good and Garrett Reisman (behind) work outside the International Space Station during the space shuttle Atlantis' third spacewalk of the STS-132 mission, May 21, 2010 REUTERS/NASA Handout

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<p>The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. 


REUTERS/NASA/Handout </p>

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is backdropped against the Earth prior to docking with the International Space Station, May 16, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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<p>The Florida coast is in view in the heads-up display of the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it approaches the Kennedy Space Center for landing, NASA TV May 26, 2010. 

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The Florida coast is in view in the heads-up display of the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it approaches the Kennedy Space Center for landing, NASA TV May 26, 2010. REUTERS/NASA TV

The Florida coast is in view in the heads-up display of the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it approaches the Kennedy Space Center for landing, NASA TV May 26, 2010. REUTERS/NASA TV

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<p>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi answers a question during a joint crew news conference joined by Space Shuttle Atlantis crew members wearing blue shirts and station crew members wearing red shirts, May 23, 2010. Pictured in the front row are T. J. Creamer, Oleg Kotov, Noguchi, second row, Steve Bowen, Piers Sellers, Garrett Reisman, Alexander Skvortsov, Tony Antonelli, top row, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Michael Good, and upside down Mikhail Kornienko and Ken Ham. REUTERS/NASA TV </p>

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi answers a question during a joint crew news conference joined by Space Shuttle Atlantis crew members wearing blue shirts and station crew members wearing red shirts, May 23, 2010. Pictured...more

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi answers a question during a joint crew news conference joined by Space Shuttle Atlantis crew members wearing blue shirts and station crew members wearing red shirts, May 23, 2010. Pictured in the front row are T. J. Creamer, Oleg Kotov, Noguchi, second row, Steve Bowen, Piers Sellers, Garrett Reisman, Alexander Skvortsov, Tony Antonelli, top row, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Michael Good, and upside down Mikhail Kornienko and Ken Ham. REUTERS/NASA TV

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<p>Space Shuttle Atlantis releases its drag chute after landing to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. 



REUTERS/Chris O'Meara/Pool </p>

Space Shuttle Atlantis releases its drag chute after landing to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Chris O'Meara/Pool

Space Shuttle Atlantis releases its drag chute after landing to end Mission STS-132 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Chris O'Meara/Pool

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<p>NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. 
REUTERS/Joe Skipper </p>

NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA technicians work on the space shuttle Atlantis after it landed, ending Mission STS-132, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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