STS-135: The Final Mission


Dawn approaches after space shuttle Atlantis completed its historic final journey to Launch Pad 39A from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Atlantis was secured, or “hard down,” at its seaside launch pad at 3:29 a.m. (EDT) on June 1, 2011.The milestone move, known as “rollout,” paves the way for the launch of the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station,targeted for July 8. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station and the 135th and final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.


Well folks we here at Photorecon have “A Man in the Field”. We have sent our very own “Dr. Sky” aka Steve Kates down to the space center and he is there to cover the last launch of Atlantis. He has been there all week long taking in the festivities of the carnival like atmosphere. As soon as we can get a news brief we’ll update with more. After the historic launch watch for his report from the field and hopefully some great video.


Joe Kates

Joe Kates is the founder of Photorecon. Joe has been into aviation since he was a child and has a incredible amount of knowledge to do with planes or aviation in general. Today Joe is the owner and Managing Editor of Photorecon.

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