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July 5, 2011 by petecrow
The final operational shuttle, The Atlantis, OV-104, awaits launch at Pad 39-A, Kennedy Space Center, on July 4, 2011.
The scheduled launch of mission STS-135, was Friday morning, July 8, but by July 4, weather had begun closing in and launch on time was becoming increasingly unlikely.
If the shuttle did not launch at the first window opportunity, a hoped-for opportunity to add an extra day to the final mission would fade.
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