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Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT.

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Belching clouds of steam and smoke across the scrub lands at KSC, Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT today. On the 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the seven-member crew will perform support tasks on orbit, transfer supplies and prepare the living quarters in the newly arrived Zvezda Service Module. The first long-duration crew, dubbed “Expedition One,” is due to arrive at the Station in late fall. Landing of Atlantis is targeted for 4:45 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19

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  • Title: Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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