The Atlantis astronauts began a vigorous, week-long cargo exchange on July 11 by temporarily transferring the 21-ft.-long Raffaello Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) from the shuttle’s payload bay to the U.S. Harmony compartment of the International Space Station. Atlantis docked with the orbiting science laboratory on July 10, two days after lifting off on the 12-day STS-135 mission, NASA’s final shuttle program flight. Early July 11, NASA’s Mission Control determined the ...
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