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May 14th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Astronaut watches shuttle launch with family

(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

Filed under: Counting Down Cady • NASA
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  1. Nicole Baker

    I live in Mississippi, grew up living on the Coast and I am truly upset and concerned about the oil spill but since I am not a journalist, I feel I can express my opinion. As I watch CNN's coverage this morning it was stated BP had PROFITS of over 6 Billion Dollars, but rather the 6 Billion the "journalist" was referring to was actually total gross monies taken into the company over the course of time in reference. I enjoy a great story as much as the next guy,however when reporting the news, I feel the reporter/reporting agency must have integrity in order to give validity to the story at hand. It would be a greatly appreciated measure for CNN to correct this story to ensure the journalist did not intentionally misinform the CNN listening audience by stating repeatedly BP's Profits were 6 Billion and in the future to refrain from making assumptions concerning BP's ability to "pay out" for cleaning .

    May 16, 2010 at 7:34 am |
  2. Albert Lombardo

    This inventor says, just like tapping a machine nut send tap into blowout pipe. Leave threaded hollowed tap in well with drill pipe attached to it from the ocean surface. Then capture upward flow of oil. ....Albert

    May 15, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  3. Mike

    God speed Atlantis you have been a great ship good luck guys you already heroes we will see you back here in 12 days

    May 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  4. gerald wills

    if Calafornia loves the illegal imigrants so much Calafornia should provide free transportation for any illegal imegrant wishing to go there to live.
    I'm sure they will be welcomed with open arms HaHa. California debt would skyrocket the same as the Arizona problem. Mexico should be charged with the expenses ascociated with the cost to ship the illegals home.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:49 am |