Successful launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
Dátum: 2006. szeptember 10. vasárnap, 20:45
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Space Shuttle Atlantis

Successful launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The launch of STS-115Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launched this morning after 4 years of inactivity. Liftoff, from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center occurred at 15:14:55 GMT,



Successful launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
 


The launch of STS-115Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launched this morning after 4 years of inactivity. Liftoff, from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center occurred at 15:14:55 GMT, with the spacecraft reaching orbit about 8 1/2 minutes later. Television coverage included a live camera on the external fuel tank that remained on after separation.

Early indications suggest that there was no serious damage caused by foam debris, which was responsible for the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in February 2003.

The mission marks the resumption of the International Space Station assembly program, which began in 1998, but was halted after the Columbia disaster. The Shuttle, which is crewed by six astronauts, will install a truss section and solar panels at the space station.



External
STS-115 Atlantis NASA homepage



Sources
Irene Klotz "Space shuttle finally lifts off from Florida". Reuters, September 9, 2006
"Atlantis space shuttle blasts off from Cape Canaveral". Monsters and Critics, September 9, 2006
Tariq Malik "Liftoff! Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches on ISS Construction Mission". Space.com, September 9, 2006

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