US shuttle docks with ISS for the last time

(KLTV/CNN) - The main hatch connecting the Atlantis Space Shuttle to the International Space Station has been shut for the last time.

The ISS crew closed it Monday morning after bidding farewell to the four-member Atlantis team.

The shuttle ships out early Tuesday.

It's scheduled to land Thursday at Kennedy Space Center to mark the end 30 years of the U.S. space shuttle program.

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