Atlantis blasts off on bittersweet mission
BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: May 15, 2010
The shuttle Atlantis launched at 2:20 p.m. EDT Friday on potentially its final mission after nearly 25 years of service to America's space program. The shuttle is carrying a Russian module and supplies to the International Space Station.
These images were taken by remote cameras positioned around launch pad 39A.
Photo credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now