Space Shuttle Endeavour had its final flight and landing May 31, 2011. Now, the last and final NASA flight for the space shuttle Atlantis is left. On Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:40 a.m. ET.Atlantis is set to leave Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its final journey into space. The Kennedy Space Center has some tickets that are tol be sold for the Atlantis launch. There is a one-week registration period that ends sunday June 5th for those people who want to be eligible to buy these tickets. Once your name is on the list you will be entered in a random drawing for the opportunity to buy tickets like they do for the NASCAR races. Description from their website: “STS-135 Description:Space shuttle Atlantis will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft”. All the details are on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center website. Be warned that launch dates tend to be unpredictable depending on the weather so plan to spend more than one day or you may miss it.
The launch ticket opportunity purchasing process will ensure everyone who registers will get a fair shot at the limited number of tickets available for these viewing locations:
- NASA Causeway: Admission ticket* to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and a Launch Transportation Ticket to view the launch from the NASA Causeway. $61 adult/$51 child (ages 3-11) plus tax.
- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Admission ticket* to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with launch viewing from the main Visitor Complex grounds. Special launch day activities. $43 adult/$33 child (ages 3-11) plus tax.
- U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®: Admission ticket to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with launch viewing from the Hall of Fame grounds. Special launch day activities. $20 adult/$16 child (ages 3-11) plus tax.
* The Admission ticket to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex includes a second day free if used within seven consecutive days. Hours of operation are limited on launch days, so we encourage you to visit on a day before or after the launch to enjoy everything that is included with your admission. All the details are on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center website.