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Space Shuttle Atlantis

27 - 9 September 2006 - STS-115 - 39B - KSC - 11 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes, 35 seconds - 4,910,288 miles (7,902,343 km) - International Space Station resupply and construction (P3 and P4 truss segments, solar arrays 2A and 4A and batteries). STS-115 was the first assembly mission to the ISS after the Columbia disaster. A total of three spacewalks were performed, during which the crew connected the systems on the installed trusses, prepared them for deployment and did other maintenance work on the ISS.
28 - 8 June 2007 - STS-117 - 39A - Edwards AFB - 13 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds - 5,809,363 miles (9,349,263 km) - International Space Station resupply and construction (S3 and S4 truss and a set of solar arrays segments) The launch of STS-117 marked the 250th orbital human spaceflight. STS-117 brought Expedition 15 crewmember Clayton Anderson to the ISS, and returned with Sunita Williams.
29 - 7 February 2008 - STS-122 - 39A - KSC - 12 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes, 50 seconds - 5,296,842 miles (8,524,441 km) - International Space Station construction (Columbus laboratory). STS-122 carried ESA astronaut Léopold Eyharts, a French Flight Engineer representing ESA to the ISS and returned Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel M. Tani to Earth. Three spacewalks were performed by mission specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love.
30 - 11 May 2009 - STS-125 - 39A - Edwards AFB - 12 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes, 9 seconds - 5,276,000 miles (8,491,000 km) - Final Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4. Atlantis carried two new instruments to the Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3. The mission also replaced a Fine Guidance Sensor, six gyroscopes, and two battery unit modules. The mission included five spacewalks totaling 37 hours. STS-125 carried an IMAX camera to document the progress of the mission.

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