Space Shuttle Atlantis

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STS122 launch.jpg
Atlantis taking off on the STS-122 mission to dock with the International Space Station in February 2008
Role Space Shuttle
National origin United States
Manufacturer NASA
First flight STS-51-J
3–7 October 1985
Retired STS-135
8–21 July 2011
Status Retired. Displayed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) is the fourth space shuttle run by NASA. It was named after a sailing boat used for ocean research by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Space Today Online - Space Shuttle Stories". Retrieved 19 November 2010.