Thursday, June 17, 2010

STS-132 crew visits SSC

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - The STS-132 Atlantis space shuttle crew visited NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center Thursday to thank personnel for their role in the May mission to the International Space Station. Crew members presented a video recap of their mission, scheduled as the last flight for the Atlantis shuttle. Since the 1960s, Stennis has tested every engine used in all crewed Apollo and space shuttle missions. Atlantis now is being prepared to serve as a backup craft should an emergency arise during the final two scheduled shuttle missions. (Source: NASA, 06/17/10) The crew also visited NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.