Truth is stranger than fiction. Today is the last flight of the space shuttle, Atlantis. What's next for our space program? Is it commericial flights now? Or, are we going to hitch a ride with the Russians?
Space shuttle Atlantis is set to liftoff July 8 on the final flight of the shuttle program, STS-135, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis will carry a crew of four and the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the space station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.