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Atlantis 'piggy-backs' a ride

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Strapped to the top of a specially designed 747, the space shuttle Atlantis has begun its journey back to Florida.

The orbiter took off from Edward's Air Force Base in California and will make an overnight stop in Texas before arriving at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday evening.

Bad weather forced Atlantis to land in California last week after completing a 13-day mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.

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