Watch the shuttle launch live stream video online on Fri. July 8, 2011. Final launch time of space shuttle Atlantis is 11:26 a.m ET in Cape Canaveral, FL at Kennedy Space Center. STS-135 is the last NASA space shuttle shuttle mission and will travel to the International Space Station (ISS). Watch live web-feed below. Thereafter check back for photos and full replay video.
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Live television coverage will be on the major news channels including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and CSPAN. As noted the shuttle launch time is 11:26 a.m. ET, subject to change due to weather or technical difficulties. Check TimeandDate.com to determine lift-off time in your time zones. Prior to and following launch you can also follow the press briefings and news conferences online.
In this, the final mission of the 30-year NASA Space Shuttle program, the Atlantis is scheduled to carry cargo to the ISS in a 12-day mission. Complete details on the historic 135th and last shuttle Atlantis STS-135 mission — including biography and photos of all four crew members — Commander Chris Ferguson, co-pilot Doug Hurley, Sandy Magnus, and Rex Walheim — is at the official NASA space shuttle program Web site.
For additional details on the mission on Friday morning as well as a roundup of stories on the history of the NASA Shuttle program, which began in 1981 see also:
- Mission Status Center (Live Blog Updates)
- Shuttle Atlantis and MIR: The Realization of Program Goal
- With the Shuttle Program Ending, Fears of Decline at NASA
- The Shuttle Program Is Winding Down–What Next?
- Final countdown for shuttle, Space Coast
- 5 Patriotic Space Shuttle Missions
- NASA’s Final 4: Fate grants them farewell flight (Pictures)
Watch a preview video below.
Top Photo: Official STS-135 crew portrait: NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (center right), commander; Doug Hurley (center left), pilot; Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus, both mission specialists. (Image credit: NASA)
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