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Successful Shuttle Launch [Jun. 8th, 2007|04:48 pm]
Atlantis STS-117 just had engine cutoff and is in orbit.

An absolutely beautiful launch! No technical issues, no unexpected holds. The biggest problem was fog in Zaragoza, Spain. (That's one of the trans-Atlantic abort sites in case of emergency, in case you're wondering why NASA cares about fog in Spain.) Well done to the whole team.

[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-06-09 12:20 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2007-06-09 12:53 am (UTC)
I agree, a great launch.
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From: ex_tjcoyote112
2007-06-09 12:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. *puts on NASA TV*
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2007-06-09 01:04 am (UTC)
You know whats cool? Watching the shuttle launch on a flat screen HD plasma on a NASA base.

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-09 01:32 am (UTC)
Ooooh, jealous. :) I hope to see a launch in person someday. (Well, I have, but I was in Walt Disney World at the time, which really isn't close enough to count!)
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