Image description: We have liftoff! Space shuttle Atlantis launches into history from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Aboard are four astronauts; Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim delivering the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts for the orbiting outpost.
Photo by Fletcher Hildreth/NASA
View more photos from the shuttle launch from NASA.
This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Atlantis is set to liftoff today, Friday, July 8, at 11:26 a.m. EDT on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.
Watch the launch as it happens on NASA.gov.
The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:26 a.m. EDT. It will be the last space shuttle mission.
The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off tomorrow morning for its last flight. Learn about its mission, meet the crew onboard and find out what they will be doing each day in space.