Stock Photo Description:Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on mission STS-27 in 1988 photo. This stock photo by NASA Public Domain shows space Shuttle Atlantis launches on mission STS-27 in 1988.
Space Shuttle Atlantis takes flight on the STS-27 mission in December 2, 1988. The Shuttle takes about 8.5 minutes to accelerate a speed of over 17,000 and go into orbit.
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