THAT'S THE SPACE SHUTTLE Atlantis sitting on her launch pad, ready for the final NASA space shuttle launch. History will be made on the 8th of July as STS-135 takes to orbit with technology that will be parked forever. We'll have an infant in the house then, and although he won't be able to understand what's happening on the screen when the rocket launches live, so I'm saving the NASA footage as part of his lifestream. And some day we'll go to Florida together and look at the massive exhibits that chronicle man's orbits around our earth. Thirty years ago, I used to fly rocket parts in the back of a large cargo jet. And in 1981, I flew sorties with Eileen Collins, the first woman commander of a space shuttle. Today, I just watch as the ISS passes overhead while I thumb through old pilot logbooks.
Summary of Atlantic missions