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Atlantis blasts off on bittersweet mission
Posted: May 15, 2010

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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