Last Space Shuttle Launch Is Today

Posted: Jul 8 2011, 6:53am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 8 2011, 7:05am CDT, in News | Technology News


Last Space Shuttle Launch is Today

Despite some bad weather the launch is still on.

This is now really the final launch of a Space Shuttle. All year long the the Shuttle launches have been covered as last this and last that. Now this is the absolute final Space Shuttle launch. I still remember when I was glued to the screen during the first Shuttle missions back in the 80s.  

Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry a crew of four and the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the space station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

The countdown for the Space Shuttle launch is currently down to 3 hours and 39m on the NASA site. NASA provides a live video feed of the last Space Shuttle launch on their site. More NASA News.


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