Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

July 07, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory-REMINDER/End of the Shuttle Program: Final Flight of Atlantis

LONGUEUIL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - The final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for July 8, 2011, at 11:26 a.m. EDT. The shuttle will bring four veteran astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), marking the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

The 12-day mission will be the 37th flight to the space station and the 33rd and final scheduled flight for Atlantis. This mission will deliver an experiment designed to demonstrate and test tools, technologies and techniques needed to robotically refuel satellites in space, even satellites not designed to be serviced.

Media representatives are invited to take part in this historical moment.

ONLY JOURNALISTS ON-SITE at the CSA will be able to pose questions.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on the Canadian Space Agency's website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

Time of event may change without advance notice. Please call the CSA media relations office to confirm the most current details.

WHEN: July 8, 2011
WHAT: 10:00 a.m. Pre-Launch event
11:26 a.m. Launch of STS-135 (on NASA TV)
WHO: Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut
David Saint-Jacques, CSA Astronaut
Via videoconference from Kennedy Space Centre (KSC):
Julie Payette, CSA Astronaut
Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut
Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut
Dave Williams, former CSA Astronaut
WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency website: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/sts-135/default.asp

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