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Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Launch Pad 39B+ View High-res
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With a fiery liftoff, Space Shuttle Atlantis rumbles off the launch pad for a rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-115. Photo credit: NASA/Dennis Sabo
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches off the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center+ View High-res
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With applause and cheers from the onlookers, Space Shuttle Atlantis roars off the launch pad for a rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-115. In the foreground is the countdown clock, marking launch and mission-elapsed time, on the grounds of the NASA News Center. Photo credit: NASA/Debbie Odom
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Space Shuttle Atlantis leaps off the launch pad past the lightning mast on top of the fixed service structure at left. Atlantis is heading for space and its rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-115. Photo courtesy of Nikon/Scott Andrews