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,Chores,Christopher J. Ferguson,Engineer,Exploration,Flying,Horizontal,Image,International Space Station,NASA,Orbiting,Photography,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), Wearing extravehicular mobility unit space suits, NASA astronauts Mike Fossum (right), and Ron Garan, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, are assisted by NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (foreground) and Rex Walheim in the International Space Station's Quest airlock prior to the July 12 spacewalk during which Fossum and Garan egressed the orbiting complex to complete some needed chores July 12, 2011 in space. This is 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 was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)