ABOVE: Some 3,000 members of the media, NASA tweetup and PAO employees view the launch from the Kennedy Space Center press site, 3.0 miles from Launch Pad 39A. It was one of the largest media get togethers in history, similar in size to Apollo 11, STS-1, and STS-95. Some one million people gathered around KSC and around Cape Canaveral to view the on-time launch!

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