After thirty years of pioneering work, NASA’s space shuttle program will go into retirement. STS-135 is the 135th and final shuttle mission and the 33rd flight of Atlantis. Scheduled for launch at 11:26 am on Friday, July 8th, space shuttle Atlantis will embark on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station.
Atlantis will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics, and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft and return a failed ammonia pump module.
The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.
Museum guests are invited to watch Space Shuttle Atlantis liftoff live from Intrepid’s 40’ Media Wall.