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Atlantis Launch





The space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) will be the final space shuttle mission.  It is scheduled to launch on Friday, July 8, 2011, at 11:26 a.m. (EDT).  The crew on this mission will be Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialist Sandy Magnus, and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim. 


  • Three Months Ago... Three months ago today, I experienced an event of a lifetime.  I had been invited to the NASATweetup to watch the final launch of NASA's space shuttle program with ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2011, 7:10 PM by Christine Ruder
  • Godspeed, Atlantis History was made this morning, Friday, June 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.  The final ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2011, 5:00 PM by Christine Ruder
  • The Afternoon So during the morning yesterday we had great speeches and lousy weather.  We heard from many astronauts and even got to see Elmo from Sesame Street.  It also rained....and ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2011, 5:06 PM by Christine Ruder
  • The Morning Before... Well, the weather is crappy this morning, but I will take it if it means that the launch goes as scheduled for tomorrow.  Right now, weather is still an issue ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2011, 9:52 AM by Christine Ruder
  • Kennedy Space Center Today was a long, but fun day!   I left Orlando early this morning so that I could go to check in and pick up my credentials.  When I got there ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2011, 9:50 AM by Christine Ruder
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