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  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #27

    07.21.11 - Atlantis landed at 4:57 a.m. CDT Thursday, wrapping up a successful 13-day mission, ending its own 33-flight career and closing out the 30-year, 135-flight Space Shuttle Program.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #26

    07.20.11 - The final day of the final space shuttle mission began at 8:29 p.m. with an iconic final wakeup song.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #25

    07.20.11 - Deployment of a small satellite, checkout of Atlantis’ flight flaps and rudder, and packing up for their return home kept shuttle crew members busy Wednesday.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #24

    07.19.11 - The final shuttle crew’s final full day in space began with a fanfare – literally – and fond greetings from Florida.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #23

    07.19.11 - Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station early Tuesday, marking the end of shuttle visits to the orbiting laboratory that owes much of its existence to the 37 flights they made to help build and maintain it.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #22

    07.18.11 - The final space shuttle crew is now just hours away from undocking from the International Space Station, one more time.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #21

    07.18.11 - Atlantis and International Space Station crew members said their goodbyes and closed hatches between the two spacecraft at 9:28 a.m. CDT, ending seven days, 21 hours, 41 minutes of docked operations.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #20

    07.17.11 - The STS-135 flight day 11 wakeup call came from Houston, as always, but in a broader sense of the word than usual.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #19

    07.17.11 - Moving days aboard the International Space Station are nearing completion for the station and shuttle crews.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #18

    07.16.11 - After several days of wakeup calls from celebrities, the STS-135 crew kicked off their 10th day in space with a message from some of the stars of the Space Shuttle Program.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #17

    07.16.11 - All four Atlantis crew members worked Saturday to move equipment and supplies between the International Space Station and the multi-purpose logistics module Raffaello.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #16

    07.15.11 - The crew of the final space shuttle mission woke up today to well wishes from a former neighbor of sorts.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #15

    07.15.11 - News media interviews, a news conference with reporters at NASA centers and in Japan and a call from President Obama highlighted Atlantis crew activities Friday.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #14

    07.15.11 - Sir Paul McCartney awakened the crew of Atlantis today with a special message and the song "Good Day Sunshine," starting a day for the final shuttle crew that will be highlighted by a call from President Barack H. Obama.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #13

    07.14.11 - Continuing cargo transfer, news media interviews and exercise sessions kept Atlantis crew members busy Thursday morning.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #12

    07.14.11 - Flight day 7 of the STS-135 mission started out with a serenade for the crew of space shuttle Atlantis.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #11

    07.13.11 - Atlantis crew members spent much of Wednesday moving equipment and supplies from the multipurpose logistics module Raffaello to the International Space Station.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #10

    07.13.11 - The space shuttle Atlantis crew received a special wakeup call today to kick off flight day 6 of the STS-135 mission.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #09

    07.12.11 - Two International Space Station astronauts completed a six-hour, 31-minute spacewalk at 2:53 p.m. CDT Tuesday, retrieving a failed pump module for return to Earth, installing two experiments and repairing a new base for the station’s robotic arm.

  • STS-135 MCC Status Report #08

    07.12.11 - Transfer work will be going on inside and outside of the International Space Station today, as the crew performs the first and only spacewalk of the STS-135 mission.