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Atlantis lifts off on mission to ISS
Posted: Mon, Nov 16, 2009, 8:57 PM ET (0157 GMT)
STS-129: launch (NASA/KSC) The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off on schedule Monday afternoon on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Atlantis launched on mission STS-129 at 2:28 pm EST (1928 GMT), at the end of a countdown that saw few technical or other issues. Atlantis is scheduled to dock with the ISS Wednesday at 11:56 am EST (1656 GMT). STS-129 will deliver about 15 tons of spare parts and other supplies to the ISS and also bring back ISS crewmember Nicole Stott. Three spacewalks are scheduled during the 11-day mission.
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