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Saturday, September 9, 2006|
|Atlantis Lifts Off|
STS-115 launchd today at 11:15 a.m. EDT. The crew consists of Commander Brent W. Jett Jr., Pilot Christopher J. Ferguson and Mission Specialists Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph R. Tanner, Daniel C. Burbank and Steven G. MacLean, of the Canadian Space Agency. The crew will add the P3/P4 integrated truss and a second set of solar arrays on the space station. After 5 delays because of weather, the shuttle lifted off without any problem. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said, "Once again, it's an honor to be associated with this program and with this team and to watch them work. What you saw today was a flawless count and a majestic launch."
|Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Cente|
(More info: NASA)
- posted by Jim @ 14:31 EST