End of the Space Shuttle era: Tracking the Atlantis launch

Weather permitting, NASA is less than an hour away from the scheduled launch of Atlantis, the final mission in the 30-year history of the Space Shuttle program. We’ve been following along with NASA’s live stream below, which includes some fascinating behind-the-scenes moments.

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  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com FrankCatalano

    It’s also live on HDNet (Comcast 707) though the NASA TV live feed is somewhat better, as it focuses on the shuttle and launchpad itself.

    This is a wistful moment for many. I was a Journalist in Space candidate (as was KOMO-TV’s Steve Pool, as I recall). And a lot of us who later went into tech were inspired by the original manned space program which — if not at an end now — is on hiatus.

    • Anonymous

      Good stuff, Frank, and thanks for the pointer to HDNet.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s the Atlantis launch video on YouTube, for anyone who missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3deA3BXAnHs