KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis leaps up from the flames and smoke behind it as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39A into the early evening sky. Liftoff occurred at 6:13:02 p.m. EST. Along with a crew of five, Atlantis is carrying the U.S. Laboratory Destiny, a key module in the growth of the Space Station. Destiny will be attached to the Unity node on the Space Station using the Shuttle’s robotic arm. Three spacewalks are required to complete the planned construction work during the 11-day mission. This mission marks the seventh Shuttle flight to the Space Station, the 23rd flight of Atlantis and the 102nd flight overall in NASA’s Space Shuttle program. The planned landing is at KSC Feb. 18 about 1:00 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 02/07/2001 )

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