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Main » 2010 » May » 17 » The last launch of Atlantis.


The last launch of Atlantis.
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On May 14, 2010 at 18:20 UTC the American "Atlantis” Space Shuttle (STS-132 flight) was launched from launch pad 39A of NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.


The primary goals of the 132nd shuttle mission are to deliver the Russian "Rassvet” ("Dawn”) module, to install a spare 6-foot-wide Ku-band dish antenna system and to replace six aging batteries in one of the station's four sets of U.S. solar arrays
Onboard are NASA astronauts Kennet Ham, commander; Dominic Antonelli, pilot; Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Stephen Bowen and Piers Sellers, all mission specialists.


Pictured clockwise are Kennet Ham (bottom), Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Dominic Antonelli, Piers Sellers, Stephen Bowen.
STS-132 is the 34th mission to the station and the last scheduled flight for Atlantis.
Atlantis is performing its 32nd flight.
The Russian-built Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1) named "Rassvet” (Russian for "dawn") is the second in a series of new pressurized components for Russia and will be permanently attached to the Earth-facing port of the "Zarya” module. "Rassvet” will be used for cargo storage and will provide an additional docking port to the station.

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