Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight


In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space... News PhotoAdventure,Astronaut,Christopher J. Ferguson,Expertise,Following,Horizontal,Image,International Space Station,NASA,Officer,Photography,Pilot,Portrait,Pursuit - Concept,Repairing,Rex Walheim,Ron Garan,Science and Technology,Scientific Exploration,Space,Space Exploration,Space Mission,Space Shuttle,Space Shuttle Atlantis,Space Suit,Spacewalk,Spare Part,TravelPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 NASAIN SPACE - JULY 12: In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA astronauts Ron Garan (top left) and Mike Fossum (top right), from left front, NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, STS-135 commander, Doug Hurley, pilot, and Rex Walheim, mission specialists pose for photographs in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station following a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk July 12, 2011 in space. This was the 160th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998. Space shuttle Atlantis has embarked on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This will be the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)