Countdown begins for shuttle Atlantis' last flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA is counting down to the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.Atlantis is set to blast off Friday afternoon on its last trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The countdown clocks began ticking Tuesday.

Forecasters put the odds of good launch weather at 70 %.

The 6 astronauts assigned to the mission arrived at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Monday evening. Atlantis will deliver spare parts and supplies to the ISS.

NASA will wrap up the shuttle program this fall. 2 more missions are planned, by Discovery and Endeavour. NASA test director Steve Payne says the launch team is savoring the moments while it can.

Atlantis' launch on Friday is 2:20 p.m.

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