NASA's final space shuttle mission approaches
POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 11:54pm
Orsino, FL (NBC) — The crew scheduled to fly on the last space shuttle flight ever arrived at the Kennedy Space Center today, as the four Atlantis astronauts flew in from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Over the next few days, they'll conduct final training for the flight, including a countdown dress rehearsal on Thursday.
The launch will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, and the 37th shuttle mission to the space station.
Atlantis is scheduled to launch July 8, marking the 135th and final mission of NASA's space shuttle program.