It’s the end of an era for NASA. Just before 6 a.m. Atlantis landed its final landing at the Kennedy Space Center bringing to an end the 30 year shuttle program.
The space shuttle Atlantis is homeward bound on the last mission of the 30 year old space shuttle program.
Following a poignant farewell ceremony between crews of the International Space Station and the shuttle Atlantis, the hatches closed for the final time Monday.
The astronauts on NASA’s last space shuttle flight will get to kick back and relax on Thursday.
The high flying delivery crew of the space shuttle Atlantis got busy Monday successfully hoisting a giant trunk out of Atlantis and attaching it to the International Space Station.
The space shuttle Atlantis hasn’t performed like a ship ready for retirement. The first full day of the final flight of the aging space shuttle fleet — the most complicated machines ever built — was practically flawless.
Atlantis and its four astronauts left Earth Friday for the final space shuttle mission, capping off an amazing 30-year program of exploration, which launched great observatories, built an International Space Station, and taught us more about how humans can live and work in space.
For most of the past 30 years, NASA has etched memories into the minds of Americans with each of the 135 launches of the space shuttle program. From the iconic first flight, to the tragedies of Challenger and Columbia; everyone remembers something about the shuttle program.
The weather is not looking good for this Friday’s scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.
This Friday’s launch of the space shuttle Atlantis is looking ‘iffy’ thanks to Mother Nature.