Join Donate

Bill NyeMay 16, 2011

We did it -- Shuttle LIFE launches!

Today at 8:56 a.m. EDT, Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on its final mission, and we are part of this historic moment!

The Planetary Society's Shuttle LIFE experiment will now begin to test the effects of spaceflight on our specially chosen microorganisms. It's a thrilling time for every member and supporter of the Planetary Society!

Thank you for your continued support.

Let's change the world together.

Endeavour's final liftoff


Endeavour's final liftoff
Space shuttle Endeavour roars into orbit from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A as the vehicle embarks on its 25th and final spaceflight, the STS-134 mission. Liftoff was on May 16, 2011 at 12:56 UTC.

Read more: mission status, events and announcements, Planetary Society, Bill Nye, Phobos and Shuttle LIFE, Space Shuttle program

You are here:
Bill Nye headshot
Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Read more articles by Bill Nye

Comments & Sharing
Bill Nye and people
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

LightSail 2

LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!


"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

Sign Up for Email Updates