September 12, 2011
JSC2007-E-28269 (8 June 2007) --- In the space shuttle flight control room of Johnson Space Center's Mission Control Center (MCC), astronaut Dominic A. (Tony) Antonelli monitors launch countdown activities a few hundred miles away in Florida, site of Space Shuttle Atlantis' scheduled STS-117 launch. Antonelli serves as the spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) for the ascent and entry phases. Liftoff occurred at 7:38 p.m. (EDT) on June 8, 2007 from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle program, Environment, STS-114, STS-1, Mission Control Center, STS-119, STS-117, Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, Space Shuttle, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident