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  • On Friday, an estimated crowd of 1 million people watched the historic final shuttle lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in the southern U.S. state of Florida.

    Atlantis Docks at International Space Station

  • The Numbers Guy Shuttle Price Tag Is Elusive Like an aging diva making a farewell bow, the Atlantis—which has orbited the planet more than 4,600 times since its maiden flight in 1985—offered the spectators crowding the shorelines of Cape Canaveral early Friday a moment of drama in the seconds before its lift-off.

    One Last Spin Around the Planet

  • Sixty-four thousand private sector jobs were created by the economy last month - well short of what is necessary to allow the job market to achieve lift-off velocities and long-term sustained growth - but a least a positive number.

    Robert Creamer: If You Like the Recession, You'd Love "Speaker Boehner"

  • Sixty-four thousand private sector jobs were created by the economy last month -- well short of what is necessary to allow the job market to achieve lift-off velocities and long-term sustained growth -- but a least a positive number.

    Robert Creamer: If You Like the Recession, You'd Love "Speaker Boehner"

  • Mr. Was produced the album "Nick of Time," which gave guitarist and singer Ms. Raitt career lift-off and scored three Grammys in 1989, not long after she purged herself of drugs and alcohol.

    The Rehab Album

  • 'Puss in Boots' Don't think of this charming 3-D animated feature as a spin-off from "Shrek" so much as a lift-off for the swashbuckling feline voiced by Antonio Banderas.

    'Like Crazy': From Cupid's Blunders, Wonders

  • The only movement the fattened crows; their lift-off is heavy, yet easy they glide, wing-tips angled up, feet hanging down.

    Crows' Flight

  • I can't help but shed a tear during lift-off, just because of all the feelings raging through me.

    Tenerife day 1

  • The result, "Strongman," is a portrait of a man struggling for lift-off with a career as anachronistic as the circus showmen he idolizes.

    Jumbo Jerseyite Shows His Metal

  • But we misfits have shared a dream and been on a journey since we began in 1995, and since Fergie joined us in 2003 before the main launch and lift-off.

    Fallin’ Up

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