Watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis Blast Off in a Few Minutes

By Veronique Greenwood | July 8, 2011 11:16 am

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Today, weather permitting, the last space shuttle will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch the launch live here at NASA TV.

For live tweets, follow @NASAKennedy and the journalists on the ground: Alan Boyle (@b0yle), Dave Mosher (@DaveMosher), and Xeni Jardin (@xenijardin) are a good start, and for from-a-distance commentary, follow Phil Plait at @badastronomer.

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  • http://WWW.Harrypotter.com Emma Watson

    That was absolutely
    BRILLIANT!!!

  • http://WWW.Harrypotter.com Emma Watson

    You guys are brilliant and fantastic and
    excellent!!!!!

  • Vivek Banapur

    Hi, Emma. I’ve been a fan of yours and can’t wait for the last movie, july 15. I’m probably going to go to the premiere in New York.

  • Vivek Banapur

    It is pretty sad, because it is the last flight, and I heard they have new fleet set to launch, though. Even though, it is an amazing moment to witness in person.

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