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STS-135: The Final Mission of the Space Shuttle Program – July 8, 2011

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Space Shuttle Atlantis - Final Flight

The final flight of the Space Shuttle Program is scheduled for tomorrow – July 8, 2011.  The Space Shuttle Atlantis is being prepped for launch scheduled for 11:26 am Eastern Standard Time.  I encourage all of you – our loyal Outer Space Universe Fans  – to watch this historic event live on NASA.gov.

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Flawless Launch of STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour

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Endeavour on the Launch Pad Prior to Launch

The Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) left the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center today at 8:56am in what looked to be a flawless lift off.  For those of you who had a chance to watch it live, it was a fantastic finish to Endeavour’s nearly 20 years of service.

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New Launch Date for STS-134 Endeavour Set for May 16, 2011

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STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour Crew

A new launch date for STS-134, Space Shuttle Endeavour has been set for May 16, 2011.   Endeavour’s original launch was set for April 29, but was scrubbed due to an electrical problem in what is called the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2).  This piece of equipment distributes power to various systems in the Shuttle and is believed to have caused fuel line heaters for Endeavour’s auxiliary power unit-1 (APU-1) to fail.

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Last Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133

Space Shuttle Discovery

Nasa announced on Friday that Space Shuttle Discovery was ready to launch on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 4:50pm.  Sadly, this is the last flight of Discovery.

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