Friday, May 14, 2010

STS-132

Today, Atlantis will be launching at 2:20PM EDT and it is the last scheduled flight for the orbiter. STS-132 is a planned 12 day mission to rendezvous with the International Space Station carrying the Russian Mini Research Module. The module will allow additional storage space for the orbiting outpost and also add another docking port for the Soyuz and Progress vehicles. Atlantis will also be carrying hardware and other spare equipment that will replace older parts and help extend the life of the station beyond 2020.

 "Godspeed to Atlantis as it set sails on its final journey into space."

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