A Boeing Delta II carrying a GPS satellite lifts from Pad A at Launch Complex 17 Monday 25 September 2006. This second modernized block II GPS satellite will join the constellation of 24 operational satellites that provide precise location data to millions of users around the globe.
Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from launch pad 39-A photographed from remote site 5 at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 07 February 2008. Shuttle Atlantis is on an eleven day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and will deliver a key component in the construction of the ISS. The new component module knows as Columbus is from the European Space Agency. The launch of space shuttle Atlantis was originally scheduled for 06 December 2007, but due to a faulty fuel sensor was scrubbed until the repair could be made and installed back in shuttle Atlantis.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 11 May 2009. Atlantis and her crew of seven is on an eleven day mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
A view from remote site PD @ as Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-129 lifts off through the clouds at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida,USA, 16 November 2009. The six astronauts for space shuttle Atlantisí STS-129 mission will travel to the International Space Station on an eleven day mission with a scheduled return on 27 November 2009.