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Shuttle Atlantis to launch Monday

November 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The final countdown is underway for Monday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.The weather looks good, and so far, there are no problems.

Liftoff is set for 11:28 a.m. PST. Atlantis is carrying 30,000 pounds of spare parts for the space station, to help keep it operating for the next five to ten years.

After this mission, there will be five more shuttle flights to complete construction of the station. Then, the shuttle fleet will be retired.