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2011-07-21 07:40:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) made its final landing back on Earth at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 5:57 a.m. EDT, ending an era that saw the launches of 135 space shuttles in the past 30 years. "After serving the world for 30 years, the space shuttle has found its place in history," said Christopher Ferguson, the astronaut who commanded Atlantis' final mission, by radio to mission control. The shuttle came to rest at 5:58 a.m. EDT. At wheels stop, the mission's elapsed time was 12...

2011-06-10 10:22:33

Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week. STS-135 mission Commander Chris Ferguson is available from 3 - 4:50 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 15. Pilot Doug Hurley is available from 10 - 11:50 a.m. and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim from 1 - 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for launch July 8 with Ferguson, Hurley, Walheim, and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus to deliver...


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