(CNN) – The all-veteran, six-astronaut crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis is slated to blast off today for a 12-day mission. NASA says the weather looks good for the 2:20 p.m. ET launch. There are three spacewalks planned during this trip to the International Space Station (ISS).
One person who will be watching as Atlantis takes off is our very own astronaut, Cady Coleman. We've been "counting down Cady" ahead of her mission to the ISS later this year. Cady was there, in-person, when the shuttle Discovery went up last month. Our John Zarrella followed her as she toured Kennedy Space Center (KSC) with two VIPs – her husband Josh and 9-year-old son Jamey.
Don't miss: Read Cady's blog about her trip to KSC