Category Archives: STS-135

Landing Photos

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Getting lots of photos of the landing and events afterwards from news, facebook and twitter friends, NASA folks, etc. Will post some here.

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Atlantis Landing In Just a Few Hours

First thing, open NASA TV in another window and watch while you read this. And if you’re looking at mission control, compare to this picture I took yesterday: There was a window with no signal from Atlantis (on the board … Continue reading

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Shuttle Stamp Covers

In the days preceding the final launch, KSC accepted stamped envelopes to hand cancel on the big day. They sold decorated envelopes and stamps (the Mercury issue with Alan Shepard) to make the covers there, but I presume they accepted … Continue reading

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Booster Club

When I was younger, I was a little incredulous over claims that the space shuttle was a reusable spacecraft. First, the three rockets they attached it too fell off during launch just like the separations of the Apollo launches, and … Continue reading

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All STS-135 Tweetup Tweeps

Here is a group picture of all 150 STS-135 NASA Tweetup attendees. It was just after 7:00 so we appeared on several national morning news shows who were doing live shots of the countdown clock. I’m about four over from … Continue reading

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M&Ms in Space

M&M candies made special M&Ms for the shuttle launch and passed out samples to all of us at the Tweetup. They are red, gray, and blue, and have printed either a shuttle (orbiter), 3-2-1 liftoff, or  the date July 8, 2011. … Continue reading

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The Delay

The launch of space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) was delayed approximately 2 minutes because of the Gaseous Oxygen Vent Arm, also called the Beanie Cap. You may recall seeing it looking almost like part of the launch tower that holds the … Continue reading

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