Thursday, July 14, 2011

STS-135: Final Launch of the Space Shuttle Program

Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

The 12-day mission will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and spare parts to sustain space station operations after the shuttles are retired. STS-135 is the 135th shuttle flight, the 33rd flight for Atlantis and the 37th shuttle mission dedicated to station assembly and maintenance.

NASA just released this amazing video taken from cameras mounted on space shuttle 

Atlantis’ solid rocket boosters, from takeoff and separation (2:22) to splashdown (4:37)...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie, I came across some of your photos from the final space shuttle launch. I was wondering if you sell your photos?