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July 14, 2011
In the Shuttle Flight Control Room of the Johnson Space Center's Mission Control Center, New York City's heroes of September 11 were honored in various expressions before and during Wednesday's STS-108 launch, which went off flawlessly at its scheduled time, following two postponements in the last few days. Various consoles and other areas in the control room displayed flags and other artifacts that paid tribute to the heroes of September 11 and subsequent actions by military personnel as well as recognizing the memories of victims.

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