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Space Shuttle "Atlantis" went to the last flight. / July 8, 2011 /

Space Shuttle «Atlantis» went to the last flight eighth of July at 19:26 Moscow time. Launch live broadcasts NASA TV.

The shuttle was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Until the last moment remained a risk that the shuttle launch is postponed due to weather.

The mission of the space shuttle last 12 days. Docking with the International Space Station is scheduled for July 10. On board the «Atlantis» is a crew of four. Commanded by NASA astronaut crew of Chris Ferguson (Chris Ferguson).

Shuttle to the ISS will deliver 3.9 tons of cargo in the multipurpose module «Raffaello». Among other cargo on board the shuttle is an experimental system of refueling satellites in orbit.

The current mission will be the 33rd in the career of the space shuttle. After the «Atlantis» will return to Earth from orbit, it will give the museum at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.

Source: Lenta.Ru

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