NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis sits ready for her final lift-off.  Atlantis' mission ( STS-135 ) is the final Space Shuttle mission.  Following her landing the Space Shuttle will be officially retired as NASA begins a multi-year transition to their next generation of heavy lift rockets to bring our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit.

   Mike Lynaugh

July 7, 2011 - NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis sits ready for her final lift-off. Atlantis' mission (STS-135) is the final Space Shuttle mission. Following her landing the Space Shuttle will be officially retired as NASA begins a multi-year transition to their next generation of heavy lift rockets to bring our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit.

Mike Lynaugh