Space Shuttle Launch – STS 129

The Space Shuttle Atlantis has completed LH2 and LOX fueling. Launch is scheduled for 12:28 Phoenix time. NASA TV is carrying the launch live.

Fueling

Fueling. Image Credit: NASA TV

Orbiter

Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA TV

Weather remains an issue, and the probability of good weather has fallen from 90% to 70%.

Suiting Up

Suiting Up. Image Credit: NASA TV

Strapping In

Strapping In. Image Credit: NASA TV

Its 12:10 AM EST (10:10 AM Phoenix). Extraneous items are being removed from the flight deck in preparation for closing the hatch.

Counting Down

Counting Down. Image Credit: NASA TV

T-Minus 82 Minutes

T-Minus 82 Minutes. Image Credit: NASA TV

Weather forecast is improving. Currently alternate landing sites for the launch have satisfactory weather for launch. Atlantis is in the middle of a planned hold and the count will resume at t-minus 9 minutes (2:19 PM EST) at 12:19 PM in Phoenix.

The count has been picked up at T-minus 9 minutes. Weather is good.

Ignition

Ignition. Image Credit: NASA TV

Liftoff

Liftoff. Image Credit: NASA TV

SECO in  10 Seconds

Solid Motor cutoff in 10 seconds.
Image Credit: NASA TV

Liftoff

Separation. Image Credit: NASA TV

Main Engine Cutoff. OMS Burns were successful. Atlantis is now chasing the International Space Station, and is scheduled for docking on Wednesday.

More launch images:

Engine Ignition

Engine Ignition. Image Credit: NASA TV

Liftoff

Liftoff. Image Credit: NASA TV

Through the Clouds

Through the Clouds.
Image Credit: NASA TV

Through the Clouds

Through the Clouds.
Image Credit: NASA TV

Booster Separation

Booster Separation. Image Credit: NASA TV

Booster Separation

Booster Separation. Image Credit: NASA TV

Shuttle Rolls Upright

Shuttle Rolls Upright. Image Credit: NASA TV

Shuttle Leaves External Tank

Shuttle Leaves External Tank.
Image Credit: NASA TV

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