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Space shuttle Atlantis makes safe landing at Kennedy Space Center

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - The space shuttle Atlantis landed safely at Kennedy Space Center after a 12-day construction mission to the international space station.

The landing of the space shuttle was delayed -- in part because of an object that may have come out of the cargo bay. A video camera inside the bay picked up the sight, transmitting the image back to the ground crew.

NASA officials say the object has been circling the Earth in the same orbit as the shuttle. They can't tell how big it is. But because some jets had just been fired, shaking the orbiter, NASA thinks it may have come from the cargo bay.

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