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Atlantis launch at 7:38 p.m. Eastern tonight

Update (launch + 15 minutes): It was a picture-perfect launch, and everything looks good for an orbital rendezvous with the Space Station.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is preparing for liftoff at 7:38 p.m. Eastern time tonight. Rather than update this blog a zillion times (and avoiding sending a zillion emails to everyone who subscribes to this blog), I will be updating my Twitter page. Twitter is designed for just this sort of thing, so head on over there!

You can also watch it online at NASA TV and read their official launch blog!