Atlantis Successfully Launches

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Space shuttle Atlantis with it crew of six astronauts on board awaits launch on the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/TV

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off on-time today at 1:28 pm CST from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The shuttle and its crew of six astronauts have an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.  They also are carrying an interesting experiment for K-12 students, Butterflies in Space.

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