Launch of STS 129, Atlantis off to the ISS

Shuttle Atlantis launched today on its mission to the International Space Station.  It was a gorgeous day and even the small amount of cloud cover added to the beauty!

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After watching the Atlantis crew board the AirStream van from the Operations and Checkout Building (O&C) earlier this morning (see more pictures here), I picked up my sister and a friend and went to watch the launch from NASA causeway West.  It's always awe-inspiring to think that the same crew that I saw leave the O&C is now 200 mile above the face of the earth! 

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