Status Report

Space Shuttle Atlantis is in Orbit

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2010
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Space Shuttle Atlantis is in Orbit

Main engine cutoff is confirmed — space shuttle Atlantis is officially in orbit, kicking off its STS-132 mission and the pursuit of its target, the International Space Station.

Atlantis lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center right on time at 2:20 p.m. EDT, rising into a picture-perfect Florida sky and capping a relatively problem-free countdown.

NASA Television will air the post-launch news conference at about 3:20 p.m.

SpaceRef staff editor.