The Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Friday and it marks the final launch in the program’s 30-year history. Prior Shuttle commander Ken Bowersox joins the panel and he depicts the launch and the program’s amusing history.
NASA said in a statement “Atlantis and its four astronauts have left Earth for the final space shuttle mission, which will cap off an amazing 30-year program of journeying, which launched great observatories, built an International Space Station and taught us more about how humans can live and work in space”.
Of course, this is the final launch for NASA’s space shuttle program, after more than 30 years. After Atlantis comprehensive it’s about 2 week mission, and it is a journeys to the ISS will become commercial endeavours.
This time around Atlantis will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to address supplies, logistics and spare parts to the ISS.
The space center was crammed with guests and media and dignitaries presented integrated earlier National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials, 4 members of the Kennedy family and singers Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Buffett.