Space Shuttle Atlantis roars off of the launch pad as she heads towards the International Space Station for one final time.  With this final mission, the Space Shuttle's 30 year career as the world's first reusable spacecraft will come to an end as NASA begins the transition to a new heavy lift rocket system to launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. 
   Mike Lynaugh

July 8, 2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis roars off of the launch pad as she heads towards the International Space Station for one final time.  With this final mission, the Space Shuttle's 30 year career as the world's first reusable spacecraft will come to an end as NASA begins the transition to a new heavy lift rocket system to launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. 

Mike Lynaugh