Happening now: Atlantis in orbit, West Seattle HS alum piloting

(Twitpic of Atlantis launch by @jesszuber)
ORIGINAL 10:54 AM NOTE: Just minutes till Atlantis is scheduled to lift off with West Seattle High School Class of ’72 grad Gregory Johnson piloting: Watch live here. UPDATE: 11:02 am, Atlantis has just taken off. 11:13 AM UPDATE: Via Twitter, NASA notes that Atlantis arrived in orbit eight minutes after liftoff. We’ll add liftoff video here as soon as we find an embeddable version.

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12:15 PM UPDATE: Added MSNBC video.

2 Replies to "Happening now: Atlantis in orbit, West Seattle HS alum piloting"

  • Peter May 11, 2009 (4:19 pm)

    Ground control to Major Greg…

  • Donna May 12, 2009 (11:14 am)

    That video gave me goosebumps!

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