December 4, 2007
NASA: Atlantis Ready for Thursday Launch
The U.S. space agency started the countdown Monday for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.
Atlantis is to lift off Thursday from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:31 p.m. EST during a 10-minute launch window. NASA weather officer Kathy Winters said the forecast called for an 80 percent chance of acceptable launch conditions.