On July 8, 2011, the space shuttle Atlantis performed its last mission.
Photo: A rare last glimpse of the space shuttle Atlantis
Atlantis is the last NASA space shuttle to fly into space. Since 1985, he has performed 33 missions, transported astronauts to and from the space station, and even performed some secret missions for the US military. The STS135 mission and its four crew members brought much-needed supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.
Atlantis last landed on July 21, 2011. By the end of the last mission, the Atlantis had flown nearly 126,000,000 miles and orbited the earth 4,848 times.
Retro space picture: Building Space Shuttle Atlantis
Photo: NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis is on display at KSC
Gallery: Space Shuttle Atlantis’s last launch pad, Trek
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