Trailed by a solemn entourage of astronauts and shuttle workers, atlantis began its slow journey to retirement friday, the last space shuttle to fly in orbit and the last to leave nasa's nest. atlantis emerged just before dawn from the massive vehicle assembly building and, riding atop 76-wheeled platform, began the 10-mile trek to the kennedy space center's main tourist stop.
updated: 11/2/2012 9:36 AM
Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis
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