Reading While Eating For July 8: Blastoff!

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Freddy Porter, 5, of Raleigh N.C., plays with a toy space shuttle in the Rocket Garden of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 7, 2011

In honor of Shuttle Atlantis’s final mission, NewsFeed has launched a list of space-related links.  Hold onto your chair so that zero gravity doesn’t pull you away from your desk.

Blast Off: Go behind the scenes with the crew of Atlantis as it preps for its final mission (TIME), and read about the future of the space program. (TIME)

From Module to Shuttle: Spacecraft design has come a long way since the lunar module landed on the moon.  See how spacecrafts have evolved since the 1950s. (LIFE)

Flying Saucer Alert: This map pinpoints UFO sightings around the country. (Flowing Data)

The Blue Planet: View pictures of Earth from an astronaut’s point of view. (National Geographic)

Party Like an Astronaut: Explore the beach house where spacemen and their families shoot the breeze before launches. (Gizmodo)

Back to Reality: Earthlings are buzzing about the new documentary The Undefeated about the rise of Sarah Palin. Watch the trailer below. (The Daily What)

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