Russell Brawley, right, of Billings, Mont., watches as space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Four astronauts are taking space shuttle Atlantis for one last ride, the very last one of the 30-year space shuttle era.
Russell Brawley, right, of Billings, Mont., watches as space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Four astronauts are taking space shuttle Atlantis for one last ride, the very last one of the 30-year space shuttle era. AP
Russell Brawley, right, of Billings, Mont., watches as space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Friday, July 8, 2011, in Titusville, Fla. Four astronauts are taking space shuttle Atlantis for one last ride, the very last one of the 30-year space shuttle era. AP

NASA's last space shuttle blasts into history

July 08, 2011 11:54 AM