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Friday, May 14, 2010

This Day in History: Final Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis


The Last Mission of Atlantis


Pictures taken from the deck of Aunt Catfish in Daytona Beach

Space shuttle Atlantis is embarking on its final planned mission. During the 12-day flight, Atlantis and six astronauts will fly to the International Space Station, leaving behind a Russian Mini Research Module, a set of batteries for the station's truss and dish antenna, along with other replacement parts.



NASA astronaut Ken Ham will command an all-veteran flight crew: Pilot Tony Antonelli, and Mission Specialists Michael Good, Garrett Reisman, Piers Sellers and Steve Bowen. Read more about the Space Shuttle Atlantis at NASA

2 Comments:

ManOverBoard.com said...

Sorry to see NASA move on to new projects. I know we are heading to Mars next, but wonder if we are going to let the space station just deteriorate like we did the first one?

The Ancient Digger said...

@Glenn

I agree. It would be a shame after so many years of maintenance to just let it go.

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