Space Shuttle Launch Pictures

Scenes From the Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

Space Shuttle Launch Pictures

The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off for a 16-day mission at the International Space Station this morning. It was definitely a bittersweet event for space explorers (and wannabe astronauts) everywhere, as this was the final shuttle mission for NASA. Check out some images from the launch in this gallery, and tell us how you watched the takeoff in the comments!

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