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September 09, 2006

Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off!

The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off to orbit this morning at 11:15 am. The launch was delayed for weeks due to a combination of weather and technical issues. Today was the end of the current launch window -- in fact, the window had been extended by a day after discussions with the Russian Space Agency. For now, we wish the crew and its commander, Brent Jett, a fully successful mission.

Posted by george_whitesides at September 9, 2006 11:48 AM



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