Atlantis blasts off...

Ross Elliot's picture
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2010-05-15 03:20

...on her 32nd and last scheduled mission.

She was commissioned in 1985 and has flown close to 200 million kilometres.

Here she is taking off on May 14, 2010. Click for larger view.

Worthy monument

Leonid's picture


" But if we do continue down the road of mixed economy...if the United States is to commit suicide, ...Let some of its lifeblood go to the support of achievement and the progress of science. The American flag on the moon-or on Mars, or on Jupiter-will, at last, be a worthy monument to what had once been a great country."
" Apollo 11" by Ayn Rand

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