Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:26AM EST Friday for the last time ever. The STS-135 mission will deliver “supplies, logistics, and spare parts to the International Space Station” before Obama’s new future for NASA takes the American Space Shuttle program in an entirely new direction.
If you want to watch the liftoff, but can’t make it down to Cape Canaveral or didn’t score a ticket to NASA’s Launch Party (Two asides: First, NASA’s Launch Party…LOL! Second, NASA uses Eventbrite) you have a few online streaming options to choose from.
Livestream has live streaming coverage courtesy of Spaceflight Now, “the leading source for space news,” which features a few anchors chitchatting with various NASA employees about their lives and the impending launch in the middle of what looks like a non-alcoholic tailgate party. The crew at Spacevidcast takes the production quality up a notch. Their stream and commentators make the launch look and feel like it’s an official PGA event.
Spacevidcast is one of two live streams of choice of the launch powered by Ustream, but the online live streaming provider’s other channel is the one you want to watch.