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Witness The Last Shuttle Launch From Ames Conference Center

July 4, 2011

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch at approximately 8:26 a.m. PDT on July 8, 2011. Members of the public are invited to the NASA Ames Conference Center to view the live, televised launch and to commemorate the end of the Space Shuttle Program. Admission is free, but registration is required to obtain a ticket into the event. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m.

The final, historic lift-off of Atlantis will be televised live on a large screen in the ballroom of the NASA Ames Conference Center (building 3). The STS-135 mission will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station.

Admission into the event is free, but seating is limited. Visitors must register and get a ticket for each member of their party to enter the event. ALL visitors over the age of 12 must also have a driver’s license or other photo identification to enter the base. Once the event is full, please plan to watch the launch from home.

Event registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1853117725

At the gate to NASA Ames Research Center, each person must show a ticket and visitors over the age of 12 must show identification. Security at the gate will direct drivers to building 3.

Event Schedule

7:30 a.m. Doors open ““ ticket required for admission 8:26 a.m. STS-135 Shuttle launch Launches are subject to change. For more information about the STS-135 mission, including up-to-date launch information, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html.

Image Caption: Sunrise at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida finds space shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A after the payload canister carrying the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module (MPLM) was lifted into the payload changeout room on the rotating service structure. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett