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The end...and a first

It was an emotional moment this morning to watch the last shuttle go up during our live coverage of the event -- knowing it also meant the end of the manned U.S. space program. It could be argued that it gave America some of its best days, and led to some of our greatest scientific and technological advances. I look around my car -- and 80 percent or more of the technology in it can be traced to developments from the space program.

I also wanted to call your attention to a story I found -- and had not known before -- about a military action that resulted in a post-World War II first. This is from a supplement to Stars and Stripes. Enjoy, and take a moment to remember those fighting in uniform overseas. We hope you can join us tonight and have a good weekend.

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