The lesser-known mission of Shuttle Atlantis

The lesser-known mission of Shuttle Atlantis

Credit: AP

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, July 8, 2011. The STS135 mission, the final shuttle flight, will bring supplies to the international space station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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by SHANIQUA MANNING / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 11 at 7:18 PM

In addition to delivering spare parts and supplies to the International Space Station, the Shuttle Atlantis has another lesser known mission. Scientists are hopeful that what they learn in space will help millions of people with osteoporosis here on Earth. Here's KING 5's Shaniqua Manning.
 

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