Friday, July 8, 2011

Atlantis Shuttle Set for Last Launch

Atlantis prepares for liftoff to bring a years worth of supplies to the International Space Station.  This is not just any shuttle flight.  It is the last shuttle flight.  This liftoff will mark the end of a 30-year program.  NASA's current plans are to scrap the shuttles, shelve the replacement plans and piggy back on the Russians to travel to and from the Space Station.  NASA and Russia have set a deal that the Russians will also offer space training to American astronauts until 2016.

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