STS-129 Launched

NASA: "Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of six astronauts are headed for space, ready to begin their 11-day mission to the International Space Station. The climb to orbit takes about 8 1/2 minutes. Following a smooth countdown, with no technical issues and weather that steadily improved throughout the afternoon, the shuttle lifted off from Launch Pad 39A on-time from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:28 p.m. EST."

@JMorrison2103: "They should have sent a poet...." #nasatweetup

@davecgibson: #nasatweetup It would be impossible to witness that and not walk away feeling optimistic about the future.

@cabridges: Saw more than a few teary eyes after the launch before it got too blurry to see. #nasatweetup

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