Cape Canaveral, FL - November 16, 2009 -- Like a phoenix rising from the flames, space shuttle Atlantis emerges from the exhaust cloud building on Launch Pad 39A the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff on its STS-129 mission came at 2:28 p.m. EST November 16, 2009.  Aboard are crew members Commander Charles O. Hobaugh; Pilot Barry E. Wilmore; and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Randy Bresnik, Mike Foreman and Robert L. Satcher Jr. On STS-129, the crew will deliver two Express Logistics Carriers to the International Space Station, the largest of the shuttle's cargo carriers, containing 15 spare pieces of equipment including two gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly and a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm. Atlantis will return to Earth a station crew member, Nicole Stott, who has spent more than two months aboard the orbiting laboratory. STS-129 is slated to be the final space shuttle Expedition crew rotation flight. .Mandatory Credit: Scott Andrews - NASA via CNP
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Cape Canaveral, FL - November 16, 2009 -- Like a phoenix rising from the flames, space shuttle Atlantis emerges from the exhaust cloud building on Launch Pad 39A the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff on its STS-129 mission came at 2:28 p.m. EST November 16, 2009. Aboard are crew members Commander Charles O. Hobaugh; Pilot Barry E. Wilmore; and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Randy Bresnik, Mike Foreman and Robert L. Satcher Jr. On STS-129, the crew will deliver two Express Logistics Carriers to the International Space Station, the largest of the shuttle's cargo carriers, containing 15 spare pieces of equipment including two gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly and a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm. Atlantis will return to Earth a station crew member, Nicole Stott, who has spent more than two months aboard the orbiting laboratory. STS-129 is slated to be the final space shuttle Expedition crew rotation flight. .Mandatory Credit: Scott Andrews - NASA via CNP

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Date: 17 Nov 2009
Location: Cape Canaveral Florida United States of America
Credit: Scott Andrews - NASA via CNP
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