Space Shuttle Launch NASA Atlantis to the International Space Station. Shuttle Launch NASA Atlantis to the International Space Station HD video. Space shuttle Atlantis and 6 astronauts began an 11 day space exploration flight to the International Space Station on November 16, 2009. The launch took place from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space shuttle will take hardware to the iss and bring back a space station astronaut that was in space. Atlantis Space shuttle is carrying 32,000 pounds of replacement parts for systems that provide power to the space station. The parts keep the iss from overheating. And the astronauts want to maintain a proper orientation in space. The large equipment is easily transported using the space shuttle to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space shuttle by reading books.
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