The last launch of a US space shuttle will take place on Friday 8 July.
The Atlantis ship has the honour of closing out the 30-year orbiter programme and will lift off at 1126 Florida time (1526 GMT).
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the roads and beaches around the Kennedy Space Center, all eager to witness a piece of history. Continue reading
A fragile beauty – the International Space Station could be endangered by even a small piece of passing junk
A piece of debris has narrowly missed the International Space Station (ISS), forcing its six crew members to go to their escape capsules and prepare for an emergency evacuation back to Earth.
Officials said the debris passed the station by just 250m (820ft). Continue reading