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STS-117 IN ORBIT



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

WE HAD LIFT OFF AS SCHEDULED AT 7:38pm EDT.
EVERYTHING WENT ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE

Within 10 minutes, the shuttle will be in orbit around the Earth. Within
24 hours Atlantis will undergo the rendezvous pitch maneuver
and thermal protection system tile inspection. By flight day 3,
 Atlantis will be ready to dock with the International Space Station.
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