Liftoff of STS-34 Atlantis, carrying NASA's Galileo spacecraft and its Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster on October 18, 1989 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. P-35036BC

STS-34 Atlantis, carrying the Galileo spacecraft and its Inertial Upper Stage booster, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 18, 1989. Liftoff occurred at 12:53 P.M. EDT. Space Shuttle Atlantis was commanded by Donald E. Williams and piloted by Michael J. McCulley; mission specialists were Shannon W. Lucid, Franklin W. Chang-Diaz, and Ellen S. Baker.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.

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