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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off

Liftoff shot from Titusville, FL


After a smooth countdown, Space Shuttle Atlantis begins the STS-117 mission with a spectacular climb toward orbit.


Space Shuttle Mission STS-117


Orbiter: Atlantis

Mission: Space Station Assembly Building - 13A

Primary Payload: S3/S4 Truss

Launch Date: June 8

Launch Time: 7:38:04 p.m. EDT

Launch Pad: 39A

Mission Duration: 11 days

Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Explore/Interestingness: #5 on Saturday, July 7, 2007


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Taken on June 8, 2007