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Atlantis Set for Launch
News story originally written on September 6, 2000

The next shuttle mission will begin on September 8th. The Space Shuttle Atlantis will head to the International Space Station with plenty of supplies. The purpose of the visit is to prepare the station for its first crew later this year.

"This mission begins a series of Station assembly flights aboard the Shuttle during the next year that will be as complex and challenging as anything NASA has ever done, including landing a man on the moon," Space Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore said. "I believe these flights will be as impressive as they are complex. The team has done a fantastic job preparing Atlantis for this mission, and we're excited and ready to get started."

The mission is scheduled to last one week. Two of the astronauts plan a spacewalk during the trip.

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