Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on it's last mission on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.
The shuttle program ended with the landing of space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, July 21 at 5:57 a.m.
Atlantis was NASA's fourth space shuttle orbiter to join the fleet.
Shuttle Atlantis Milestones
Jan. 29, 1979 Contract Award
March 30, 1980 Start structural assembly of crew module
June 13, 1983 Wings arrive at Palmdale, Calif. from Grumman
Dec. 2, 1983 Start of Final Assembly
April 10, 1984 Completed Final Assembly
March , 1985 Rollout from Palmdale
April 13, 1985 Delivery to Kennedy Space Center
Sept. 12, 1985 Flight Readiness Firing
Oct. 3, 1985 First Flight (STS 51-J)
Nov. 15, 1990 First KSC Landing (STS 38)
Early 2005 Two Orbiter Maintenance Down Periods complete
July 8, 2011 Final Atlantis launch
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