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Sep 10, 2010


The space shuttle, that icon of American space ingenuity, is scheduled to serve its final mission early next year.  Known officially as the Space Transportation System (STS), the missions have been more or less sequentially numbered from the first launch on April 12, 1981.  

Though the final shuttle mission has not been set in stone, NASA's latest suggests it will be STS-134.


Date: Feb, 2011 * 
Mission: STS-134 
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour 
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A 
Launch Time: To Be Determined 
STS-134 Description: Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver an EXPRESS Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and an Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station. 

DJDeedle remembers vividly that first launch and successful landing, as well as the two tragic shuttle accidents.
This week's Deedlecast is a salute to the era of the space shuttle and all the brave folks on those missions.  The STS program may be ending soon, but the missions will continue forever in our hearts.