Jul 112011

The final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis
(not pictured above).
And yeah, that whole complexity thing is debatable – you decide:  STS or LHC?  Here the Sagan Series celebrates the last flight of the American Space Shuttle Atlantis – a technologically and culturally unprecedented human achievement.  While terribly expensive and producing very little concrete advancement, it captured human imagination – it looked like a spaceship – our spaceship.

Continue for Sagan Series 6 video, STS-135 image gallery, and private space venture stuff…

Here’s the STS-135 Image Gallery – amazing shots.
Below is the final installment of the Sagan Series, dedicated to STS-135.

Who’s up next?  Click through for a decent list of private space ventures.

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