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Atlantis: the final launch

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By MITCH TRAPHAGEN

STS-135 Atlantis blasted off at 11:26 a.m. on Friday.  It was the 135th and final shuttle launch, successfully capping off the 30-year-old space shuttle program.  Atlantis is due to return to Kennedy Space Center at 7:06 a.m. on July 20, 2011.

For the complete story, along with the backstory, pick up the July 14 edition of The Observer News, The SCC Observer or The Riverview Current.

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