This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Atlantis is set to liftoff today, Friday, July 8, at 11:26 a.m. EDT on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.
Watch the launch as it happens on NASA.gov.
The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:26 a.m. EDT. It will be the last space shuttle mission.
The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off tomorrow morning for its last flight. Learn about its mission, meet the crew onboard and find out what they will be doing each day in space.
At T-43 hours until take off, the space shuttle clock starts counting down the time until departure. Learn what happens at each stage of the countdown and what milestones to watch for during live coverage of the Atlantis’ final launch.