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Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the sky past the U.S. flag on its journey to the International Space Station on mission STS-117.

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Trailing smoke and fire, Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the sky past the U.S. flag on its journey to the International Space Station on mission STS-117. Liftoff was on-time at 7:38:04 p.m. EDT . The shuttle is delivering a new segment to the starboard side of the International Space Station's backbone, known as the truss. Three spacewalks are planned to install the S3/S4 truss segment, deploy a set of solar arrays and prepare them for operation. STS-117 is the 118th space shuttle flight, the 21st flight to the station, the 28th flight for Atlantis and the first of four flights planned for 2007. Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley

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  • Title: Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the sky past the U.S. flag on its journey to the International Space Station on mission STS-117.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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