KPCC, in partnership with The Planetary Society, invite you to watch history live as the final space shuttle launches from Earth. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is "The Final Space Shuttle Launch Ever." The launch will be broadcast by NASA Television. This informal gathering aims 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, will be providing commentary on this historic event.
Special appearance by Bill Nye!
CLICK HERE for more information on the mission of the shuttle Atlantis.
Keep up with the launch conversation on Twitter by following the @NASA, @NASATweetup, and @KPCCforum accounts, using the #STS135 and #NASATweetup hashtags, and reading tweets from the
official STS-135 Launch list
7:30am - Doors Open
8:26am - Launch
Admission is FREE, but RSVP's are required.
*Due to the unpredictable and complicated nature of the launch, we will do our best to keep this post updated with any changes in the schedule. You can also receive updates via the NASA Twitter feed (@NASA) or on the NASA Website.
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