Space Atlantis Lifts Off

Robby

The News Robot
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Atlantis Lifts Off


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Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14. The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch for Atlantis. The Russian-built Mini Research Module-1, also known as Rassvet, or "dawn," will be delivered and it will provide additional storage space and a new docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. The laboratory will be attached to the bottom port of the station's Zarya module. The mission's three spacewalks will focus on storing spare components outside the station, including six batteries, a communications antenna and parts for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
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Good bye, old friend. May you live out the rest of your days in a space museum or other safe harbor.
 
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