Farewell Atlantis: NASA Counts Down to the Last Launch

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis sits on launch pad 39 at Kennedy Space Center after being rolled out atop the crawler transporter on April 22, 2010. (Matt Stroshane/Getty)

NASA has begun counting down to its last scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. We wanted to know: Do all the shuttles have the same type of cup holders and is taking off on Atlantis any different from launching in Discovery?

Jerry Ross is a seven-time astronaut and has spent five missions aboard Atlantis; Colonel William Pailes was aboard the very first Atlantis mission and helps us sort out the really important questions about outer-space exploration.



Colonel William Pailes and Jerry Ross

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

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