On July 8, 2011, the space shuttle Atlantis completed 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, it has performed 33 missions, transporting astronauts to and from the space station, and even performing 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, Atlantis had flown nearly 126,000,000 miles and orbited the earth 4,848 times.
Retro image from space: Construction of the space shuttle Atlantis
Photo: NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis on display at KSC
Gallery: Space shuttle Atlantis latest launch pad Trek
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