Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Atlantis shuttle launch: Watch live video and tweets

The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center Friday. (Morry Gash/AP)
(Watch live video of launch here .)

Atlantis space shuttle launched for the last time Friday morning.

Watch the video of the launch here:

Further reading:

The importance of black astronauts

A visual timeline of the shuttle program

Fans gather one last time

Photographs of the shuttle launch

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