PIA00726: Launch of Galileo on STS-34 Atlantis
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Galileo
 Spacecraft:  Galileo Orbiter
Space Shuttle
 Product Size:  420 x 480 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Kennedy Space Center 
 Producer ID:  P35029
 Addition Date:  1997-09-10
 Primary Data Set:  Galileo EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00726.tif (518.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00726.jpg (24.27 kB)

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STS-34 Atlantis, carrying the Galileo spacecraft and its Inertial Upper Stage booster, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 18, 1989. Liftoff occurred at 12:53 P.M. EDT. Space Shuttle Atlantis was commanded by Donald E. Williams and piloted by Michael J. McCulley; mission specialists were Shannon W. Lucid, Franklin W. Chang-Diaz, and Ellen S. Baker.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.

This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo.

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