On this day: Final Space Shuttle Launch

Tuesday, 8th July 2014 by

On July 8, 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis took off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida - the final launch of a Shuttle. After docking with the International Space Station for 9 days, Atlantis returned to earth on July 21, bringing an end to the Space Shuttle Program which began 30 years earlier.