June 29th, 2011
12:01 PM ET

NASA: July 8 selected for space shuttle program's last blast

(CNN) - July 8 will mark the start of the final space shuttle mission and the end of an era, NASA announced Tuesday.

The U.S. space agency announced the date for the final flight of Atlantis following a flight readiness review at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If nothing delays the countdown, the shuttle would depart at 11:26 a.m.

The 12-day mission will be the 135th and final flight of the space shuttle program.

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