[sarex] Liftoff! Atlantis is Space Station Bound

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Sat Sep 9 08:29:27 PDT 2006


*Liftoff! Atlantis is Space Station Bound *

/ Sept. 9, 11:15 a.m. EDT (1515 UTC)/
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center and charged 
into the midday Florida sky on a mission to boost power on the 
International Space Station. The launch was on time, with liftoff at 
11:15 a.m. EDT. Over the 11-day mission, the six-member crew will 
perform three spacewalks to install the P3/P4 integrated truss and solar 
arrays on the station, doubling the current power generating capability 
of the orbiting outpost.

NASA TV will carry a post-launch news conference at approximately one 
hour after liftoff.
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>

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