Hundreds of birds scatter as the typical quiet reverie of their day is
temporarily broken by the roar of a Space Shuttle surging off the pad.
The orbiter Atlantis returned to space after an approximately two-year
absence with a liftoff from launch Pad 39B.
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 94PC-1387
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