Episode 332: 30 Years, 6 Vehicles, 1 Amazing Journey

Atlantis safely touched down on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center ending 30 years of the space shuttle program. We talk about the mission, some of the final events, and our own opinion of the Space Transportation System. We then move on to an article in a Russian newspaper taking their own view of the space shuttle program and the role of the Soyuz, the Russian spacecraft which Americans will now be riding on. We end with a special interview we conducted during our STS-134 live broadcast in May of 2011 with Bill Moore and Andrea Farmer of the Kennedy Space Center and how they will be showcasing Atlantis when she is ready for display.

Atlantis as she is towed back to the Orbiter Processing Facility 2 (OPF-2) for the final time after landing. Credit: Mark Ratterman

Mark Ratterman of Talking Space stands in front of Atlantis on runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center after its final landing. Credit: Mark Ratterman

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 7/24/2011

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