Florida is no longer the preeminent launch pad to the stars. Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space from the Kennedy Space Center today for the final time, marking the end of NASA's historic space shuttle program. The event leaves both the future of American space exploration and Florida's Space Coast in question. View video of the historic launch below.
"I have a feeling this town will become a ghost town," Brian Tagtow, a resident of nearbyTitusville, told ABC News
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. "Businesses are already shutting down. There's nobody hiring anymore."