NASA's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions.
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- Space Shuttle "Atlantis" completes its final scheduled mission after landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
- The Space Shuttle "Atlantis" lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States, after completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Space Shuttle "Discovery" lands at the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, United States.
- Space Shuttle "Discovery" successfully lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the United States. The Shuttle was carrying the STS-120 crew on an assembly mission to the International Space Station, as well as the Harmony module.
- Space Shuttle "Atlantis" rolls out to launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the STS-117 mission to the International Space Station. The rollout is the second for the mission, as "Atlantis"'s External Tank was damaged during a hailstorm on February 26, leading to the shuttle being rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for repairs.