We Have Liftoff!
Space shuttle Atlantis launches into history at 11:29 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Aboard are four astronauts; Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim delivering the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts for the orbiting outpost.
Photo credit: NASA/Fletcher Hildreth
July 8, 2011