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  LAUNCH COVERAGE
 
 Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off June 8, 2007 at 7:38 p.m. EDT on mission STS-117 to the International Space Station. Payloads include the S3/S4 integrated truss structure, a third set of solar arrays and batteries which the crew of seven astronauts will install to continue assembly of the station.

 
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Atlantis' external tank is jettisoned after main engine cutoff.
External Tank Jettison
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Separation of the twin solid rocket boosters.
Successful Separation
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Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-117.
Liftoff of Atlantis!
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Launch Director Mike Leinbach at his console in the Firing Room.
'Good luck and Godspeed'
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The STS-117 astronauts are seated inside Atlantis.
Astronauts Are Seated
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The STS-117 crew members depart for the launch pad.
Suited Up and Ready to Fly
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NASA Launch Commentator George Diller and Payload Manager Robbie Ashley
Interview with Robbie Ashley
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View of the large countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center
Televised Coverage Begins
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