The mission had no problems with the weather. The launch was initiated yesterday around Kennedy Space Center at 2:28 PM. The countdown contained no serious technical issues.
will blast into the stratosphere to deliver big spare parts and a load of supplies to the International Space Station
Can you see that little white dot? That's the Shuttle Atlantis only some minutes after the launch!Atlantis is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station in approximately two days after launch.
Some impressions captured of all that smog and exhaust - a dramatic picture,
but, is this environmental friendly????
A close up of all that smog...
It was hard to get a parking spot anywhere closer, there were people, people - everywhere!
But I liked the industrial background to this event in high technology.
American Space Science and the American Flag - how more patriotic can I be?
And this as a (legal!) immigrant....*smile*....
Hi my friends,
So much to the launch of the Space Shuttle yesterday. It was her last flight up there. There will be more launches this year but with another ship and for other purposes. I have enjoyed this maybe 10 minutes of excitement and of capturing these impressive moments.
The search for a parking was more than an hour. But in the end it was worth it!
Thank you for all your wonderful comments to my post yesterday.
Stay tuned, come back tomorrow to my Sunday Wordless Special.
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