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July 6th, 2011
11:27 AM ET

Next steps for NASA post-shuttle

Up to one million spectators are expected to attend the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on Friday morning. And as the program heads into retirement, NASA plans to transition to the future by keeping an eye on the past. The space agency will be developing a new capsule to take humans into deep space.

CNN's John Zarrella takes a look at what NASA has in store

Filed under: NASA • Shuttle
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  1. John W

    Once again America is shifting its leadership to other nations. Why are we now dependent upon Russia for our ride to the ISS? We should have had the leadershipo that would have a vehicle in place before the Shuttle was shuttled.

    July 7, 2011 at 6:16 am |