The Atlantis space shuttle completed mission STS-132 on May 26, 2010. The trip to the International Space Station may be the shuttle’s last mission because Atlantis is scheduled to be decommissioned.

In a TechRepublic gallery, Geekend contributor Wally Bahny features NASA photos that show images of the shuttle’s last mission, from preparations to launch to in-flight to landing.

Photo credit: NASA

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