Atlantis is named after the two-masted boat that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. The boat had a 17-member crew and accommodated up to five scientists who worked in two onboard laboratories, examining water samples and marine life.
The name Atlantis was also given to the vessel that pioneered the Shuttle-Mir missions, flying the first seven missions to dock with the Russian space station. When linked, Atlantis and Mir together formed the largest spacecraft in orbit at the time.
Atlantis also served as the in-orbit launch site for many noteworthy spacecraft, including planetary probes Magellan and Galileo.
Inspired by the achievements of the Atlantis vessel, students in Atlantis house display excellent qualities including teamwork, commitment, perseverance and personal challenge.
Pastoral support officer – Mrs Dulson