NASA picks May 14 launch for Atlantis' last flight
NASA's top managers voted Wednesday to set May 14 as the launch date. Liftoff would be at 2:20 p.m.

Atlantis will fly to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying up a crew of 6 and a load of supplies. It's scheduled to be the last mission for Atlantis. NASA is retiring its 3 shuttles at the end of this year.

But Atlantis won't be dismantled and head to a museum as the flight is over. Instead, the spaceship will be prepped for a potential rescue mission for NASA's very last shuttle flight. That last trip, by Endeavour, is scheduled for November at the earliest.

After Atlantis, there are only 2 flights left.

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