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After separating from NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-122) the external tank popped its relief valve and sprayed -- vented -- liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen into space. This photograph was taken on 7 February 2008 by an astronaut orbiting Earth aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-106, 8th September 2000Photo taken with a digital camera by astronaut Daniel Burbank onboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Sept 2006Two space shuttles (Atlantis and Endeavour) on both launch pads for the last time. Photo taken in early May 2009 by my dad and edited by me.With my visit today to the Kennedy Space Center and OV-104 Atlantis I have now seen every one of the four remaining Space Shuttle's. I must say I'm glad I saved this one for last because the presentation and the display is just incredible!GRAIL Spacecraft Named on This Week @ NASALast Shuttle to Fly Retired in FloridaNASA's Sarafin Goes from Farm to Flight DirectorAtlantis Performs RBAR Pitch ManeuverHubble 3D (2010) Official Trailer - Leonardo DiCaprio IMAX Movie HDEver wonder how space shuttles were connected/disconnected from those iconic orange stacks? Very carefully, with big cranes. This 1996 photo shows Atlantis from the 34th floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building as it is lifted away from its External Tank and solid rocket boosters.How to live with grace and grit | Former NASA astronaut Leland MelvinSpace Shuttle to Liftoff May 14Mission Status Briefing - Day 13NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour (left) and NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (right) "are parked nose-to-nose for a brief photo opportunity" on 16 August 2012. "The shuttles are switching locations" at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United States of America. Photographer: Frankie Martin, NASAShuttle Managers Address Media after Last Space Shuttle Comes HomeSpace Shuttle Atlantis, Kennedy Space MuseumNASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis. 2007Launch Tops STS-132 Crews First Day in SpaceAtlantis Undocking from ISS Marks Flight Day 12Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on Friday, July 8, 2011, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida on the last shuttle mission. Now no longer the last manned mission launched from the USASpace Shuttle Atlantis, STS-27, on it's way to space in the late 1980s.Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen from the Mir-18 crew members aboard Russia's Mir Space Station. June 1995President Obama Visits KSC on This Week @NASAAll thumbs up for a good mission! OTD in 1991, the crew of STS-37 launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis! The primary payload was the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, which is one of NASA's four Great Observatories.Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen heading to Earth orbit for rendezvous with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope for the STS-125 mission. May 2009Shuttle Astronauts Produce Highlight VideoSpace Shuttle: The Final FlightInside the ISS: The Road to 135Interview with Chris Hadfield about Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Shuttle program, the future of human spaceflight, and the Lunar GatewayWishing a happy birthday to astronaut Ron Sega! He flew on STS-60 (Discovery) in 1994 and STS-76 (Atlantis) in 1996. A distinguished graduate of @AF_Academy, Sega has logged over 420 hours in space.NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) photographed "above the Atlantic coast of Spain and the Gulf of Cadiz" on 16 May 2010. "The coast includes the city of Ayamonte (left of image as photographed), past Huelva (under Atlantis), past the sand dunes, the Rio Guadalquivir, to the city of Rota."A beautiful shot of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (foreground) and Endeavour (background) on adjacent launch pads in September 2008. Credit: NASANew Views of ISS Captured on "Flyaround"The crew of STS-63 (Discovery) performs the first Shuttle-Mir rendezvous on this day in 1995, in preparation for the upcoming STS-71 (Atlantis) docking mission.Here's a photo of the Atlantis orbiter above the Chilean Andes, captured from the ISS on October 9, 2002 during STS-112. Santiago is at lower left.STS-132 Mission Managers' UpdateAn F-15E Strike Eagle patrols the skies as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches (May 14th, 2010)The STS-135 Countdown Status Briefing30YearsAgo today, Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off from @NASAKennedy for STS-46. It's 8-day mission: to deploy @esa's European Retrievable Carrier (EURECA) and the Tethered Satellite System (TSS), and to boldly eat candy where no one had eaten candy before.Safety Check Shows Shuttle's "Shield" SoundSTS-51J landed at Edwards Air Force Base this week in 1985. This was the first flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. For more about the STS-51J mission:Focus on Shuttle's Protective ShieldFarewell, Undocking & Flyaround Highlight Day in SpaceSTS-135 Entry Flight Control Team Guides Atlantis Back to EarthOTD 9 years ago the STS-132 @NASASocial participants posed in front posed in front of Shuttle Atlantis @NASAKennedy Launch Complex 39A. Atlantis launched on her 32nd, and final, mission the next afternoon. Were you there?Radio Antenna, Tool Platform Installed on ISSHandling Hardware Helps Shuttle Crew Prep for FlightSTS-135 Atlantis Post-Launch News ConferenceDid you know that the crew of STS-27 brought a football up to space? Here they are striking a pose with the football on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The football was later presented to the National Football League at halftime of the SuperBowl in Miami in 1989.Shuttle Crew's "Highlight Reel"Focus on Shuttles Tiles Top STS-132's Second DayAres I-X and Space Shuttle Atlantis in the same view (October 28th, 2009)The NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space TelescopeThe STS-135 Crew Interviews: Doug Hurley"Bo" Bobko Becomes Astronaut Hall of FamerOTD in 2007, the Space Shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base, completing the STS-117 mission which delivered solar arrays and starboard truss segments to theWelcome home, STS-43! After deploying the 5th first generation Tracking Data Relay Satellites, TDRS-E, Space Shuttle Atlantis landed @NASAKennedy on this day in 1991. Here the crew exits the orbiter, led by pilot Michael Baker.Three New U.S. Astronauts Inducted into Famed HallFlight Day 3 Momentous for STS-132The first long-duration crew, dubbed “Expedition One”. Space Shuttle Atlantis clears the tower as it roars into space on mission STS-106 after a perfect on-time launch at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT. [2000-09-08]🚀 Who's ready to see a launch? 25 years ago today, Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled out to Launch Pad 39A by the light of the moon in preparation for STS-86. Atlantis launched on September 26, 1997, the seventh Shuttle docking with the Mir space station.OTD in 2002, the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched carrying the crew of STS-110 to space. Four spacewalks were required to complete the primary objective: the installation of the S0 truss. Also, Mission Specialist Jerry Ross become the first person to travel to space 7 times!

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