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Shuttle Atlantis blasts off

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Atlantis has blasted off on NASA's last space shuttle launch.

The historic liftoff occurred Friday morning at 8:26am, 30 years and three months after the very first shuttle flight.

Four astronauts are riding Atlantis to orbit. The shuttle is bound for the International Space Station, making one final supply run.