Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight
In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Expedition 28 crew and the STS-135 Atlantis astronauts (L-R, front) NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson, Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko and NASA astronaut Ron Garan; (L-R, middle) NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev; (L-R, back) NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa pose for a portrait aboard the orbiting complex's Kibo laboratory of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on the International Space Station July 15, 2011 in space. Space shuttle Atlantis is on the last leg of a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it delivered the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia.
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