On Friday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to noon ET, CNN will turn the spotlight on the final NASA space shuttle launch, with anchorman Anderson Cooper acting as host.
The broadcast will be live from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The show will be called "Space Shuttle: Final Mission" and will feature former astronauts Cady Coleman and Bill Nelson — currently a U.S. Senator from Florida — and historian Douglas Brinkley, as guests.
Officially, the Atlantis space shuttle will take off at 11:26 a.m. Friday.