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Space Shuttle Atlantis - Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex - Titusville, Florida 2015
Space Shuttle Atlantis - Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex - Titusville, Florida 2015

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Nikon D 5200      Exposure Information: 1/6 sec. f/4 22mm      ISO: 100     Dimensions: 6000 x 4000      Size: 9.6MB


The Space Shuttle Atlantis had a service life of almost 26 years. Her first launch was on October 3, 1985 (STS-51-J) and her last was on July 8, 2011 (STS-135). This spacecraft was built by Rockwell International and spent 306 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, 43 seconds in space, orbiting the earth 4,848 times and traveling a distance of 125,935,769 miles! Atlantis flew a total of 33 missions and carried 207 people into space throughout her lifetime. She deployed 14 satellites, docked with the MIR space station 7 times and the International Space Station 12 times. She is currently on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex in Titusville, Florida. Find out more about Atlantis by clicking here.

The Space Shuttles only flew into low-earth orbit, reaching an altitude of between 190 miles and 330 miles above sea level. NASA engineers have stated that it is impossible to fly higher than that due to deadly radiation levels in the Van Allen Radiation Belts. There are other controversial and somewhat credible theories that the Space Shuttles may have never actually reached space. For more information click here.

      
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