Watch The Atlantis Shuttle Launch Live

The Atlantis Space Shuttle was successfully launched today with only a slight delay. This was the last launch of the NASA Space Shuttle program. From now own, NASA will look to commercial space companies to complete missions.

The Atlantis is travelling at speeds of 4 miles per second.

The shuttle is planned to go on a 12-day journey, carrying only four astronauts, and stopping at the International Space Station.

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