Atlantis in Orbit! Fri, 14 May 2010 01:29:50 PM CDT
Main engine cutoff is confirmed -- space shuttle Atlantis is officially in orbit, kicking off its STS-132 mission and the pursuit of its target, the International Space Station. Atlantis lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center right on time at 2:20 p.m. EDT, rising into a picture-perfect Florida sky and capping a relatively problem-free countdown.
NASA Television will air the post-launch news conference at about 3:20 p.m.