NASA Atlantis Shuttle Mission STS-125 Lift Off
NASA launched STS-125, its fifth Hubble Telescope enhancement mission yesterday, with Atlantis lifting off on schedule at 2:01 PM EST. Watch the launch here shot on a Flip video camera, slightly shaky as GroundReport CEO and eyewitness Rachel Sterne was turning back to take photos with the historic scene.
The view pictured is from the Area 39 Press Site at the water, the closest point a person not on the mission can stand. The Press Site is about two miles from the launch pad, and adjacent to Mission Control.
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