KPCC, in partnership with The Planetary Society, invited the public to watch history live as the final space shuttle launched from Earth. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida was "The Final Space Shuttle Launch Ever." The launch was broadcasted by NASA Television. This informal gathering aimed to support NASA and honor the space shuttle program.
Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio, and Bruce Betts, Director of Projects for The Planetary Society, provided commentary on this historic event, with a special appearance by Bill Nye!
To listen to this event, click HERE
for more information on the mission of the shuttle Atlantis.
Image above: Pictured in the STS-135 crew portrait are NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (center right), commander; Doug Hurley (center left), pilot; Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus, both mission specialists. Image credit: NASA