STS-117, Atlantis – June 8, 2007
Lifting off on a gorgeous Friday evening from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis begins an 11-day mission to the International Space Station. The mission, originally scheduled for March 2007, was delayed after a hailstorm in February damaged the external tank.
Among the objectives of this mission was the delivery of astronaut Clayton Anderson, who replaced fellow astronaut Sunita Williams on the ISS.
This was Atlantis’s 28th flight into space. Video from NASA TV, as recorded from the Charlotte Government Channel. Background music from MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 12.