Atlantis launches, Space Shuttle program's final mission, 2011
The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on July 8, 2011 on the last mission of the Space Shuttle program. Four astronauts, the first four person crew in 28 years, delivered a payload to the International Space Station. They returned to Earth July 21, closing the chapter on the Space Shuttle program.
Crew: Commander Christopher Ferguson, Pilot Douglas Hurley, Mission Specialist 1 Sandra Magnus, Mission Specialist 2 Rex Walheim