NASA HISTORY: Space Shuttle Atlantis Launched Into Space for Final Time on STS-135 Mission

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STS-135 was the 33rd flight of Atlantis and final mission of the Space Shuttle program

In July 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into space for the last time on the STS-135 mission. STS-135 was the 33rd flight of Atlantis, as well as the 135th and final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, focused on delivering critical supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. (NASA image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In July 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into space for the last time on the STS-135 mission. It was the 135th and final mission of the Space Shuttle program.

STS-135 was the 33rd flight of Atlantis, as well as the 135th and final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, focused on delivering critical supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

With a merging of technology and tears, the final chapter in the 30-year history of space shuttle flights has been written.

For all who have worked to send these first-of-a-kind engineering marvels to space and return them to Earth, all who have flown aboard them, and all who have simply watched with awe and pride as they flew, space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission was an emotional end of an era.

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