Friday, July 8, 2011

NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Leaves Earth for the Last Time

Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off on July 8, 2011 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fl for the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

Atlantis (OV-104) is the last active Space Shuttle and will be retired upon returning to earth. The shuttle was put into service in 1985 and has flown 32 flights, orbited the earth over 4,600 times and traveled over 120 million miles in space.

You can see great archive pictures from all the shuttles at the following links:


Early Years http://bit.ly/qStQrS
Atlantis http://bit.ly/nnvGlA
Challenger http://bit.ly/otnHTb
Columbia http://bit.ly/pDuku1
Discovery http://bit.ly/ph1gp7
Endeavour http://bit.ly/nctYdO

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