Science Space Project

By: Lance Dodson

Atlantis (OV-104)

Space shuttle orbiter, Atlantis (OV-104) Is a shuttle that has had over 30 launches and is very popular but not as popular as the Apollo. It has been sent for missions to go to the moon and for other things like to fix something in space that has been sent out by NASA.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch (STS-135)

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Facts about Atlantis (OV-104)

Space shuttle orbiter, Atlantis belonged to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Atlantis was the fourth space shuttle to be constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California.

More Facts

It was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida in April 1985.
Atlantis was the only orbiter that lacked abilities to take power from the International Space Station (ISS). It provided its own power from fuel cells.

Flights of Atlantis (OV-104)

Information on the first 3 flights and last flight:


The first flight of space shuttle orbiter Atlantis, Launched Oct 3rd, 1985 at 11:15 am EDT. Landed Oct 7, 1985 at 10:00 am PDT at Edwards Air Force Base California. Mission Duration: 4 days. Crew: Karol Bobko, Ronald Grabe, David Hilmers, Robert Stewart and William Pailes.


2nd flight with Atlantis (OV-104). Launched Nov 26, 1985, 7:29 pm EST. Landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California December 3rd, 1985 at 1:33 pm PST. Mission duration: 6 days. Crew: Brewster Shaw Jr, Bryan O'Conner, Mary Cleave, Sherwood Spring, Jerry Ross, Rodolfo Vela and Charles Walker.


The 3rd flight with the Atlantis (OV-104) first launched on December 2nd, 1988 at 9:30 am EST. Landed December 6th, 1988 at 3:36 pm PST. Mission duration: 4 Days. Crew: Robert Gibson, Guy Gardner, Richard Mullane, Jerry Ross and William Shepherd.


This was the last launch in NASA and with the Atlantis (OV-104). Launched at 11:29 am EDT July 8th, 2011. Landed in KSC. Mission duration:13 days. Crew: Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus.