Sunday, June 24, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis to Retire in 2010

After completing a successful landing and completing mission STS-117, the Space Shuttle Atlantis has been announced to be retired in 2010.It was previously announced that Atlantis would be retired in September or October of 2008, but NASA managers have now decided to postpone that retirement date to 2010 so it can serve a couple of extra missions. Atlantis and its counterparts the Space Shuttle Discover and Endeavour, will all now be retired in 2010; with the closing of the Space Shuttle Program.

Image Credit: NASA Spaceflight

Original Source: NASA Spaceflight

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