08 Jul '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Farewell to Atlantis: On July 8, 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lit its rockets and ro...

At 11:29 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 8, 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lit its rockets and roared into space. Four astronauts made the climb toward orbit and the International Space Station (ISS), where they will arrive on Sunday. The 135th and last flight of the U.S. space transportation system, or STS, comes 30 years after the first flight in April 1981. You can view video of final launch on NASA's YouTube channel. When they rendezvous with the ISS, the shuttle astronauts will help set up the Raffaello logistics module, which is filled with supplies and spare parts to sustain station operations after the shuttles are retired. The crew also will conduct the robotic refueling mission, an experiment to test tools and techniques for robotic refueling of satellites in space. The 12-day mission is the 33rd for Atlantis , which is named for an oceanographic research ve...

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