The four astronauts for the final space shuttle mission arrived on July 4 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for their prelaunch preparations. Liftoff of shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for 11:26 a.m. on July 8. After arriving at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility, Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim addressed media in attendance. The crew will deliver to the station the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with supplies and spare parts that will sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired following this mission.
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