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NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis

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NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis

The final operation countdown showing ignition, inside the cockpit, and crew activities.
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Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Launch

Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for the final time. This is the final NASA Space Shuttle launch. View complete C-SPAN coverage here:
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Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center

After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era has come to a close. Space shuttle Atlantis and the STS-135 crew landed safely on runway 15 at 5:57 a.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, ending a 13-day journey of more than five million miles. It was the final and 133rd landing in shuttle history. The STS-135 crew consisted of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim.
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STS-135: Final Launch of the Space Shuttle Program

Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.
The 12-day mission will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and spare parts to sustain space station operations after the shuttles are retired. STS-135 is the 135th shuttle flight, the 33rd flight for Atlantis and the 37th shuttle mission dedicated to station assembly and maintenance,
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NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis - Space Shuttle Launch 2011 (1080p HD)

This NASA space video explains the Space Shuttle Atlantis's final mission into orbit. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985.

At 5:57 a.m. EDT on July 21, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles on the STS-135 mission and final flight for the Space Shuttle Program.

Space shuttle Atlantis soars on final voyage

Space shuttle Atlantis thundered away on its final voyage to orbit Friday, hoisting an experienced crew of six and a full shipment of space station gear. C.M. GUERRERO/EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

Final Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The last launch of the Space Shuttle program, scheduled to lift off at 11:26 am ET.

Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis

2011年7月8日,「亞特蘭提斯號」最後一次升空及返回
NASA STS-135 Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis
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Shuttle launch: Last launch of Atlantis on CNN

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning, marking the last blast-off of NASA's 30-year shuttle program.

Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 - Amazing Shuttle Launch Experience

Kennedy Space Center, May 14th 2010.
I was privileged to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, to watch the launch of Atlantis, on what was then, the final scheduled flight of the orbiter (STS-132). This video is my homage to the shuttle program, through the in depth experience of a single orbiter launch. I believe we should be thankful for the Atlantis orbiter, all her astronauts, the countless NASA staff who made her fly, and the American people who created a space vehicle of extraordinary power and grace.

This footage incorporates numerous camera views from the ground, footage I took during launch, and video and audio from NASA showing the orbiter stack itself, during takeoff and flight -- in order to experiencing the all the preparation and the resulting eight and a half minute exhilarating ride into space.

In places, the timeline of the actual events has been extended slightly to allow us to see different viewpoints of the same moment, and better experience the amazing feat of launching a spacecraft into orbit.

Enjoy the ride!


MORE BACKGROUND
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After this flight, Atlantis was processed and prepared to fly one last time... this time as on call STS-335, which would remain flight ready, should either of the remaining two orbiters flights require a rescue mission.

A rescue flight was not needed and Congress, in a rare moment of clarity, appropriated enough money to extend the program to allowed the already flight ready Atlantis to launch one last time and to become the last shuttle mission of the Shuttle Program, as STS-135.

Atlantis now has a home at the Kennedy Space Center.


MUSIC TRACKS (In order of appearance)
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1) Band Of Brothers Suite Two, Band Of Brothers, (Michael Kamen)
2) Rise, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
3) After The Storm, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
4) After Antietam, Glory Soundtrack, (James Horner)
5) Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix), Gladiator: More Music From The 6) Motion Picture, (Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard)
7) Hymn, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
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NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis - Space Shuttle Launch 2011 (1080p HD)

This NASA space video explains the Space Shuttle Atlantis's final mission into orbit. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985.

At 5:57 a.m. EDT on July 21, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles on the STS-135 mission and final flight for the Space Shuttle Program.

NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis - Space Shuttle Launch 2011 (1080p HD)

This NASA space video explains the Space Shuttle Atlantis's final mission into orbit. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985.

At 5:57 a.m. EDT on July 21, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles on the STS-135 mission and final flight for the Space Shuttle Program.

SpaceX is to take over the continuing mission of NASA.

This is the story of the last mission.

NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org

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Lift off of Atlantis in final Nasa space shuttle mission

Despite a last minute technical glitch Atlantis blasts off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida for the final space shuttle flight

NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis after 5,284,862 miles of service

NASA Space Shuttle's Final Voyage of Atlantis after 5,284,862 miles of service. last mission of the Atlantis launching into earth orbit on July 21, 2011
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NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis arrival at Kennedy Space Center

On Friday, Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final voyage, marking the last time an orbiter in America's shuttle program would be on the move. Check out more pictures of its arrival at Kennedy Space Center here:

The final mission of space shuttle Atlantis

From lift-off to landing, the final mission of Nasa's last remaining space shuttle, Atlantis. Read more -

Last launch of space Shuttle Atlantis: 30 years of the Nasa shuttle programme

STS-135, a routine resupply mission to the International Space Station, will
mark the end of a journey that has cost $196 million, covered 870 million
kilometres and claimed the lives of 14 astronauts.

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Aero-TV: The End Of An Era - Atlantis' Final Voyage

We Were There to Cheer on STS-1... And To Bid STS-135 A Fond Farewell

Is it really all about to be over and done with? It was just over 30 years ago that saw a much younger, leaner and far less grey Jim Campbell in attendance for the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle. Now, three decades later, it's hard to believe that our final sight of the lift-off of Atlantis is the last we will ever envision of a magnificent rocket powered flying machine.

With the International Space Station flying 220 miles high and east of Christchurch, New Zealand, Atlantis left Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1129 EDT, July 8th. There was a slight delay at T-31 seconds while retraction of the Gaseous Oxygen Vent Arm, or Beanie Cap, was verified.

We're really looking forward to a great mission. This is a very critical mission for station resupply. We're going to do our best to try and stretch out an extra day, said Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager and chairman of the pre-mission Mission Management Team Mike Moses. I think the shuttle program is ending exactly as it should. We've built the International Space Station, we're stocking it up for the future, and ready to hand it off, and we finish really, really strong.

Come join ANN's Jim Campbell for a few remarks in honor of an unparalleled achievement... the very American Space Shuttle and a few of the sights and sounds that made the last launch of Atlantis so memorable.

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STS-135 Space Shuttle Launch

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off at 11:29 a.m. EST on July 8, 2011, to begin the STS-135 mission, the last of the shuttle program.

Credits: NASA

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