When was the final Space Shuttle mission?
The final Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis STS-135) was on July 8, 2011. After completing its mission on July 21, 2011, the space shuttle was retired.
Feb 26, 2019 10:09PM
Jeff Carter, I totally agree Jeff. I quite often enjoy the comments of williamrlaughlin. He gives more info on answers many times, and that's why we're here. I thought the idea was to enjoy it, and also to learn .
Jan 31, 2019 4:50PM
Remember it well
Nov 2, 2018 12:59PM
Usually good weather to launch so summer time ....
Oct 31, 2018 2:37PM
More dates. I'm just not that good with them, It's all more relevant to what was going on around that time to me.
Oct 31, 2018 10:54AM
Short and sweet, but how did this pass the minimum characters criteria?
Oct 31, 2018 5:54AM
Deb Conley, williamrlaughlin makes a very valid point, as he always does. The purpose of this comments section is to provide feedback which will help improve the quality of the questions and explanations. The explanation given for this question is far too brief and hopefully the writer will bear it in mind for his/her next question.
Oct 31, 2018 4:41AM
williamrlaughlin, If they did better, you wouldn't have anything to complain about. You are a very negative person on here.
Oct 30, 2018 1:54AM
Twenty-five word explanation. Good job.
Oct 21, 2018 12:24AM
Spike Holmes, First, I presented no "little gem of wisdom"; I asked questions as a way of presenting the incompleteness of the answer. Second, NOTHING is as obvious as your overly simplified comment suggests and is evidence of your complete lack of understanding of the reasons for the abandonment of the shuttle program. Economics played a much larger role in shutting down the shuttle program. In fact, economics actually played a part in at least one of the tragedies you mention. The space program was always a risk to human life and those who participated knew that from the start. The space program has always meant exploring a new frontier and the risks of failed technology, human error, and unforeseen difficulties has always been present. We lost 14 astronauts and the Soviets lost 4 in their Soyuz program, but the loss of life was not the determining factor in the program's cancellation. Politics and budgeting played a much larger role. The lack of additional funding to NASA coupled with new projects meant the money had to come from existing projects and the shuttle program was the big loser. Changes in each administration's agenda also doomed the shuttle. For a more lengthy explanation, please see this link from Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/02/02/why-did-nasa-end-the-space-shuttle-program/#ee39b0b799f0 By the way, don't you agree that the omission of a mention of the tragedies was a grave oversight and that two measly sentences in the answer reflects a laziness on the part of the author? The next time you feel like being snarky, make sure the facts are on your side. Have a nice day!
Sep 20, 2018 11:28PM
williamrlaughlin, I'd have thought the answer to your little "gem of wisdom" was fairly OBVIOUS. Fourteen astronauts DEAD, in TWO monstrous events, was TOO high, a PRICE
Sep 19, 2018 1:23AM
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