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An estimated 1 million gather to watch Atlantis launch

In this image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Atlantis is seen shortly after the rotating service structure (RSS) was rolled back at launch pad 39a, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Atlantis is set to liftoff Friday on the final flight of the shuttle program, STS-135, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. NASA decided to start the fueling operations early Friday morning.  (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

In this image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Atlantis is seen shortly after the rotating service structure (RSS) was rolled back at launch pad 39a, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is set to liftoff Friday on the final flight of the shuttle program, STS-135, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. NASA decided to start the fueling operations early Friday morning. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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  • A man sleeps on the hood of his car while waiting for space shuttle Atlantis to launch in Titusville, Florida, Friday, July 8, 2011. NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis for liftoff Friday on the final flight of the 30-year program, even though stormy weather threatened to delay the launch. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • People sleep on the beach in Cocoa Beach on Friday, July 8, 2011. Thousands headed to the Florida coast Friday morning, anxious for a good spot to view the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • In this image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Atlantis is seen shortly after the rotating service structure (RSS) was rolled back at launch pad 39a, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Atlantis is set to liftoff Friday on the final flight of the shuttle program, STS-135, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. NASA decided to start the fueling operations early Friday morning.  (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)
  • Crowds gather at Space View Park as they wait for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff Friday on the final space shuttle mission. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Onlookers fill a waterfront dock while waiting for the space the shuttle Atlantis launch in Titusville, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • Jeff Eaton of Cocoa Beach, Fla., sells t-shirts along A1A in Cocoa Beach on Friday, July 8, 2011. Thousands headed to the Florida coast Friday morning, anxious for a good spot to view the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Spectators wait along the Max Brewer Bridge for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff Friday on the final space shuttle mission. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Spectators make their way up the Max Brewer Bridge to view the launch of space shuttle Atlantis Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff Friday on the final space shuttle mission. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • The space shuttle Atlantis astronauts left to right, pilot Doug Hurley, mission specialist Sandra Mangus, commander Chris Ferguson and missions specialist Rex Walheim, leave the operations and check out building on their way to the pad at  the Kennedy Space Center Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  • People sleep under a pier early in the morning in Cocoa Beach on Friday, July 8, 2011. The early arrivers were anxious for a good spot to view the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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CAPE CANAVERAL -   PHOTOGRAPHED: Astronauts (from left) Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson walk out to the NASA van to board Space Shuttle Atlantis for Friday's launch of STS-135 for the International Space Station. 

Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson , CQ 

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  • Reid Goodfellow, 16, of Atlanta, rides his skateboard on the Max Brewer Bridge dressed as an astronaut as he waits for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff Friday on the final space shuttle mission. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS   CAPE CANAVERAL -   Astronauts (from left)  Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson walk out to the NASA van to board Space Shuttle Atlantis for Friday's launch of STS-135 for the International Space Station. Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson , CQ PHOTOGRAPHED: FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011  TC TC WALKOUT 3.JPG
  • ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS   CAPE CANAVERAL -  The Space Shuttle Atlantis rests on the launch pad before Dawn Friday Morning while satelite  trucks stand ready to broadcast teh launch.  PHOTOGRAPHED: FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011  TC TC early shuttle 2.JPG
  • ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS   CAPE CANAVERAL -   PHOTOGRAPHED: Astronauts (from left) Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1 and Col. Doug Hurley, pilot  walk out to the NASA van to board Space Shuttle Atlantis for Friday's launch of STS-135 for the International Space Station. Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson , CQ FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011  TC TC WALKOUT 5.JPG
  • Vincentzo DiMartino sells drinks to spectators along the Max Brewer Bridge as they wait for the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff Friday on the final space shuttle mission. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Winter Park, Fla. Artist, Larry Moore paints the scene at he Kennedy Space Center Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA.   (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
  • The space shuttle Atlantis is seen on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is scheduled to take off Friday and is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  • Grayson Morgan, 7, from North Carolina, reads while waiting for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in Titusville, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis sits on the Pad39A Thursday night July 7, 2011 as the shuttle gets ready for its final launch Friday from the Kennedy Space Center. Atlantis will carry a crew of four and the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the space station. (AP Photo/Craig Rubadoux - Florida Today)
  • People buy T-shirts commemorating the final space shuttle launch while waiting for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in Titusville, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. Atlantis, scheduled to launch Friday morning, will be the final shuttle mission before the fleet is retired. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • A young boy sleeps while others wait for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in Titusville, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • Onlookers wait on a waterfront dock for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in Titusville, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS    CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA crewmembers finish up their work on the space shuttle Atlantis on the launch pad in the rain at Kennedy Space Center for mission STS-135 scheduled for a Friday morning liftoff at 11:26 a.m. STS-135, the final launch for the shuttle program, delivers the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with supplies and spare parts during it's 12-day mission to the International Space Station.  Raffaello cq  PHOTOGRAPHED: Thursday July 7, 2011 TC TC SHUTTLE 1.JPG
  • ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS   CAPE CANAVERAL - A banner signed by support staff is seen near the astronaut transport van as the crew heads toward the launch pad.  PHOTOGRAPHED: FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011  TC TC banner2.jpg
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CAPE CANAVERAL -   PHOTOGRAPHED: Astronauts (from left) Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson walk out to the NASA van to board Space Shuttle Atlantis for Friday's launch of STS-135 for the International Space Station. 

Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist-1; Rex Walheim Mission Specialist-2; Col. Doug Hurley, pilot and Commander Capt. Chris Ferguson , CQ 

FRIDAY JULY 8, 2011  
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  • A man sleeps on the hood of his car while waiting for space shuttle Atlantis to launch in Titusville, Florida, Friday, July 8, 2011. NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis for liftoff Friday on the final flight of the 30-year program, even though stormy weather threatened to delay the launch. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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