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A series of 1931 newspaper ads touted the latest comfort for rail passengers on the B&O's Columbian line. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ad hide caption

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ad

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Spectators watch the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from the Kennedy Space Center Friday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is the 135th and final shuttle launch for NASA. Terry Renna/AP hide caption

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Brenda Mulberry runs a T-shirt and custom merchandise shop just a few miles from Kennedy Space Center. Her husband, Gerry, was let go last month after spending most of his adult life working as a contractor on NASA's shuttle program. Mark Stencel/NPR hide caption

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Astronaut Janet Kavandi, director of Flight Crew Operations for Johnson Space Center, leads President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, as they view the front landing gear of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Gillibrand

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This illustration depicts the Dragon — a spacecraft being developed for NASA by the private company SpaceX — docking at the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft received a $1.6 billion contract to resupply the space station when the space shuttle retires. NASA hide caption

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