Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 is scheduled to be the final launch of a Space Shuttle from NASA’s fleet. The actual launch is currently scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:26 a.m. EST. This event will be mirrored via a virtual launch inside Second Life at the recreated Kennedy Space Center site. This is scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2011 at 8:26 a.m. SLT.
Avatars can now get as close as they can to the final Space Shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center without having to travel to Florida in real life. The recreation in Second Life is a celebration of this historic event. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Youth Science Center, a non-profit organization established in 1962 dedicated to improving math and science education for students grades K through 8.
You can participate by visiting the space shuttle launch site in SL . No ticket purchase is necessary. The space is freely open to the public. However, ticket holders have an opportunity to win one of the four astronaut positions for the virtual launch of the last Space Shuttle.
For complete details about the event, please visit lastshuttle.avatrian.com