STS-129 Launch Coverage

    Blogger at the Launch Control Center
    Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off on-time at 2:28 p.m. EST on Nov. 16 to begin the STS-129 mission. Relive the countdown here, as it happened, from inside Firing Room 3 at the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

    Veteran astronaut Charlie Hobaugh commands Atlantis on the flight to the International Space Station. First-time flier Barry Wilmore serves as pilot. The mission specialists are Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher, making their first spaceflights, and veteran fliers Leland Melvin and Mike Foreman. Current space station crew member Nicole Stott will return to Earth aboard Atlantis as the seventh crew member of STS-129.

    NOTE: All times are posted in Eastern. Timestamps may appear in your local time.

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