history of atlantis shuttle mission

by : Brianna Perez

About the atlantis


- weights 171,000 pounds with the main engine

- this shuttle is worth 383 million dollars

- atlantis is 140 feet long and 29 feet wide

- was in the making for 20 months

- was built in Palmdale , California

named after 2 sailing ships

About the missions

- atlantis was on 33 missions for more than 25 years

- the ship carried over 200 astronauts

- flown over 100 million miles in all

- first mission was on october 3rd 1995

- was on 4,848 orbits

Final Call: The Legacy of space shuttle Atlantis
Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch STS-117