Before space shuttle Atlantis can carry astronauts up on the very last shuttle mission ever, workers on the ground first have to carry Atlantis to the launch pad.The last shuttle launch is planned for July 8. But the shuttle's final trek to the launch pad is Tuesday night.
The space shuttle Endeavour launched its final mission this week, a 16-day mission at the International Space Station. It's the second-to-last mission scheduled for the space shuttle program before it comes to an end later this year.This trip has added significance for shuttle commander Mark Kelly.
Brenda Mulberry runs a T-shirt and custom merchandise shop just a few miles from the southern gate of the Kennedy Space Center — close enough that when shuttle Endeavour rumbled into orbit Monday morning, it rattled the building.But Endeavour's launch signified a different kind of shakeup for Mulbe
The space shuttle Endeavour made a picture-perfect liftoff Monday morning as it headed for the International Space Station in the penultimate flight of the shuttle era.Endeavour roared off the launch pad at 8:56 a.m.