The final shuttle mission was a flight of the space shuttle Atlantis. Today, this shuttle is displayed an exhibit that opened in 2013 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Image via Space.com.
Final shuttle mission anniversary
Today – July 8, 2021 – is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the final space shuttle mission. And today NASA will livestream a program called 10th Anniversary Replay: Launch of Atlantis on Final Shuttle Mission, STS-135. The live video will begin at 11:10 a.m. EDT (15:10 UTC) on NASA TV, the agency’s website, and its mobile app. Watch here.
STS-135 – the last flight of space shuttle Atlantis and the final space shuttle mission – launched on July 8, 2011, and landed later that month on July 21. The iconic spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with a crew of four astronauts: commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley, and mission specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.
Atlantis flew 33 missions in its 25-year career. It’s been on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex since 2013.
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