July 8 2011 Atlantis Last Blast Space Shuttle Shir
Space Shuttle Program End fashion- Last Blast
Atlantis Last Blast -- This stylish tshirt honours the service of this historic spacecraft, the men and women that have flown, and supported it. Drawing of overhead view of the space shuttle. The words "Shuttle Program 1981 - 2011 Columbia - Challenger - Discovery - Atlantis - Endeavour" form a circle around the space shuttle sketch. Ideal for the space historian and future space traveller.
July 2011 -- Launch Pad 39A: Kennedy Space Centre ( Merritt Island, Florida ), Space Shuttle Atlantis ( STS-135 ) is scheduled for launch, on what could be the 135th and final shuttle program flight. This flight will be an end to the 30 year old iconic space program, the only one of its kind.
"The Space Shuttle is the world's first reusable spacecraft, and the first spacecraft in history that can carry large satellites both to and from orbit. The Shuttle launches like a rocket, manoeuvres in Earth orbit like a spacecraft and lands like an aeroplane. Each of the three Space Shuttle orbiters now in operation -- Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour -- is designed to fly at least 100 missions. So far, altogether they have flown a combined total of less than one-fourth of that. " - NASA website.
Space Shuttle facts: Length - Space Shuttle: 184 feet, Orbiter: 122 feet Height - Orbiter on runway: 57 feet Wingspan - 78 feet Liftoff Weight* - 4.5 million pounds Orbit - 115 to 400 statute miles Velocity - 17,321 mph