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'End of an era' of human space travel

Astronauts at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida are preparing for the last ever shuttle flight.

Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports on a "ghost town" of space centres.

And Andrew Smith, author of Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth, reflects on a sad moment for space travel.

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