A call from the Audio Control Room at NASA's Johnson Space Center marked the last education downlink from the space shuttle.
When the orbiter Atlantis lands at the end of the STS-135 mission, the Space Shuttle Program will be complete.
Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, 11 communities will take part in the final space shuttle flight.
Visit the commemorative NASA space shuttle education site to trace the history of the shuttle and learn about the resources created during 30 years of space shuttle missions.
Atlantis Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim field questions while in space from "Summer of Innovation" student participants.
Participate in a variety of interactive experiences to learn how the Space Shuttle Program affects your daily life.
Commemorate the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle Program with this free educational program for ages 9-12. Entries are due Aug. 5, 2011.
Visit this site before the launch to upload an image to be flown aboard the final space shuttle mission. Check back after the launch to print your flight certificate, check on mission status, find NASA educational resources and follow the crew on Twitter and Facebook.
See these educational resource pages associated with previous missions.
Learn more about the STS-135 space shuttle mission and crew.
Tune in the day before the launch to take a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to prepare for a mission.
Space shuttle Atlantis is set for its final flight. See images related to this mission to the International Space Station.
Find out what is planned for each of the 13 days during space shuttle Atlantis’ last flight.
View images of the STS-135 crew members as they prepare for their mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Atlantis.
The last flight of the U.S. space shuttle is a return flight to the International Space Station for each of the four astronauts aboard Atlantis.
Learn more about the orbiter taking the STS-135 crew to the space station.
Take a visual walk down memory lane with these pictures of space shuttle Atlantis.
Check out this site for feature stories and videos documenting space shuttle operations and get an insider's perspective of what it takes to maintain and fly the shuttle.
Commander Andrey Borisenko leads a six-member crew from Russia, the United States and Japan.
Learn more about how astronauts on board the space station are working to improve life on Earth and extend life beyond our home planet.
Take a virtual tour of the space station, which will be the largest human-made object ever to orbit Earth.
Learn how the astronauts prepared for their mission to the International Space Station.› View this interactive feature
How fast can you match the STS-135 pictures?› View this interactive feature
Help Space Kid collect orbs to learn about the STS-135 space shuttle mission.
Learn about the last shuttle mission with this interactive tool.
The space shuttle carries astronauts to space and back.› Read Students K-4 article
Spacesuits protect astronauts in space, on the moon and on other planets.› Read Students K-4 article
Microgravity is why astronauts float around in space.› Read Students K-4 article
Color pictures and learn about the space shuttle.
Find out how the space shuttle gets ready for launch.
Kids can read this animated online story about exploration or have it read aloud to them as they follow along.