The Last Space Shuttle set to launch in about an hour

by on Jul.08, 2011, under Articles, Science, Technology

So the final space shuttle liftoff is set to launch in just a little over an hour. There is a chance weather is going to cancel the lift off until next week but as of right now, everybody is still preparing. Right now you can go to Nasa.gov and the first page will take you to their live stream of NasaTV which will be covering everything up to and beyond the launch.

Space Shuttle: Atlantis
Primary Payload: Raffaello Multi-purpose Logistics Module
Launch Date: July 8
Launch Time: 11:26 a.m. EDT
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A
Landing Date: July 20
Landing Time: 7:06 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility
Mission Duration: 12 days
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Good luck Atlantis!

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  • paulatorrey

    Funny – the FIRST Shuttle launch/mission I worked it for ABC News and you were in my tummy and I had just found out from the doctor that you were a boy!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone on the TV crew was very excited.

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