NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is slated to launch to the International Space Station on Friday (July 8) at 11:26 a.m. EDT (1526 GMT). Check out this webcast via Spaceflight Now for live coverage of the very last shuttle launch. Visit SPACE.com for complete coverage of Atlantis' final mission STS-135 or follow us @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.
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