If you're on the last mission of the space shuttle Atlantis, some of your last and fondest memories of Earth before you get back are going to be of tooling around in an all-American Chevrolet Camaro. That's the shuttle's commander, Chris Ferguson, taking pilot Doug Hurley for a spin in the red one in the photo above at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility yesterday. They went right from a training jet to the car.
The last mission, STS-135, is set to blast off Friday.
For years, General Motors made sure that astronauts had spiffy new Chevrolet Corvettes to drive around. Each of the original Mercury astronauts got one, and it kept up the program all the way through the Apollo moon missions. So no Corvettes today -- probably deemed too flashy -- but the space travelers can still get plenty of terrestrial kicks in a Camaro.
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