Atlantis lifts off

The space shuttle <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100412010000" title="Atlantis" href="/topic/us/florida/palm-beach-county/atlantis-PLGEO100100412010000.topic">Atlantis</a> STS-135 lifts off from launch pad 39A at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000170" title="Kennedy Space Center" href="/topic/science-technology/space-programs/kennedy-space-center-PLCUL000170.topic">Kennedy Space Center</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000051" title="Cape Canaveral" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/cape-canaveral-PLREC000051.topic">Cape Canaveral</a>, Florida. The 12-day mission to the International Space Station is the last mission in the Space Shuttle Program.

( Reuters photo / July 8, 2011 )

The space shuttle Atlantis STS-135 lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The 12-day mission to the International Space Station is the last mission in the Space Shuttle Program.

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