The Space Shuttle Atlantis blazes through the night sky to begin the STS-86
mission, slated to be the seventh of nine planned dockings of the Space
Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Liftoff on September 25 from
Launch Pad 39A was at 10:34 p.m. EDT, within seconds of the preferred
time, during a six minute, 45 second launch window.
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 97PC-1432
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