Last Shuttle Launch Atlantis July 8, 2011 11:26 EDT

Shuttle launch watched from NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex Merritt Island Florida.

Picture Shuttle Atlantis and Crew

Home Video of Launch

Original video before editing is below.

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Pictures of Shuttle Launch

Picture of launch on big screen Picture of Atlantis Last flame of exhaust Disappearing into the clouds Vapor trail 1 Vapor trail 2 Vapor trail 3 Vapor trail 4

Patrick and Lacey Leaving a Note For the Last Flight Crew

Patrick leaving a wish

Lacey leaving a wish

STS-135 – Atlantis mission No. 33 (135th shuttle program mission overall)

Shuttle mission STS-135 patch

Launch date: Projected for July 8, 2011 at 11:26 a.m.
Landing date: Projected for July 20, 2011 at 7:06 a.m. after a 12-day mission
Landing site: Projected for Kennedy Space Center
Crew: Commander Christopher Ferguson (3), Pilot Douglas Hurley (2), Sandra
Magnus (3), Rex Walheim (3)
Of interest: This is the final mission of the shuttle program. The mission was born
out of the fact that Atlantis is being prepped as the rescue mission for STS-134,
and Congress passed a bill to convert the already-prepped for launch shuttle into a
full-fledged mission. The crew of four will be the smallest shuttle crew on a mission
to the ISS, but since the mission is to bring more supplies, less crew makes for more
space. Also, the crew of four can be rescued by a Soyuz craft in case of emergency.
This is the 37th mission to the ISS.

Launch History of All Shuttles

Launch history