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A Look Back at the Space Shuttle

With Atlantis set to lift off for the space shuttle’s very last flight, NASA faces the harsh reality of layoffs and questions about America’s commitment to leadership in space.

A symbol of progress and achievement, cartoonists have covered the space shuttle program for the last 30 years. Join us as we take a look back at the space shuttle program through the eyes of the nation’s best political cartoonists.

Daryl Cagle / msnbc.com, PoliticalCartoons.com

David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star, PoliticalCartoons.com

Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News, PoliticalCartoons.com

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