|Contract award||29 January 1979|
|Named after||RV Atlantis|
|First flight||STS-51-J |
3–7 October 1985
|Last flight||STS-135 |
8- 20 July 2011
|Number of missions||32|
|Time spent in space||293 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes, 37 seconds as of STS-132|
|Number of orbits||4,648|
|Distance travelled||120,650,907 miles (194,168,813 km) as of STS-132|
~Watch The Shuttle Launch Live
#STS135 Atlantis' launch, seen from above through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft. ~Hat Tweet @fofalex
BP oil spill, Katrina/Federal Flood show that we need a technology of thoughtfulness~Fred Commoner
The Big Uneasy Still Rolling Along: to Screen in Five California Theaters ~Levees.org
~Also~Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in The Big Uneasy~SF Weekly
Up-Close Look at Louisiana’s Disappearing Marshes
Not self-evident: Our founding documents weren’t created equal
~Mark Moseley, The Lens
I sense a bunch of pissed off Chalmations are digging dirt on Judge Ginger here on Slabbed.
New Orleans public hospital board scraps federal financing request with HUD, facing opposition
Jindal orders state worker hiring freeze ~Michelle Millhollon
Pedicab policies approved by New Orleans City Council
Causeway again ''world's longest bridge''~WWL
Plant sale Saturday at City Park features roses
2011 New Orleans French Film Festival viewers guide
Meet five Nola fashion bloggers ~~Susan Langenhennig
Leaving Las Vegas...Thank God!
~He Said/She Said NOLA
Beasts and Brass with a Shot of Fernet Branca~Blackened Out
~Hat Tweet @humidbeings@NolaBULLS #SFNO Encierro 7/9 @ 8 AM SHARP from @ErnstCafe 600 S Peters. It's FREE. Wear white & red. Get there by 7 AM. Bring a friend.
~After running with the bulls all morning Saturday you should go home and take a siesta so you don't miss out on the third annual Fiesta de Pantalones! Featuring the Latin boogaloo sounds of 2011 Big Easy Award Winner for Best Latin Band Los Po-Boy-Citos and a full tapas menu ... more info
New Orleans Airlift Kickstarts Swoon's Musical House
~Dithyrambalina will be a house designed as an interactive instrument intended to host visiting artists and neighborhood block parties.
New Orleans Airlift recently turned to the online fundraising site Kickstarter to help off-set the costs of construction. According to Airlift director Delaney Martin, “It’s turned out to be a really nice way to let people know about our project,” and, after unexpectedly being featured as the site’s “Project of the Day,” Kickstarter has generated interested among people who might not have known about it otherwise.
Black Feather Big Chief Lionel Delpit has become an ancestor
~Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame