Finally after 32 missions, more than 25 years of service, having carried 200 astronauts and flown more than 100 million miles, NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis will be flying its last mission today. The six astronauts aboard “are scheduled to deliver a Russian research module, a set of batteries for the outpost’s truss and dish antenna, and other replacement parts.” Video after the break.

Two shuttle missions remain on NASA’s schedule after the Atlantis flight. The program was canceled under President George W. Bush’s Constellation plan, which envisioned a return to the moon in a new spacecraft as a steppingstone to further exploration of the solar system.

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