STS-135 NASA Sets Launch Date – July 8th at 11:26 EDT, 15:26 UTC

The space shuttle Atlantis crew: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are scheduled to begin a 12-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 11:26 a.m. EDT on July 8, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The official launch date was announced Tuesday, June 28, at the conclusion of a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the meeting, senior NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated with the mission and determined the shuttle and station’s equipment, support systems and personnel are ready.

Source: NASA Television

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