There aren't as many pictures as I normally share--but he had a 40 second window before the shuttle disappeared into the clouds. Enjoy this historic occasion!
Atlantis on pad 39A before dawn.
STS-135 Atlantis clears pad 39A around 11:28am EDT on July 8th.
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Immediately after launch, Atlantis begins the "roll maneuver" to turn upside-down.
As the shuttle's speeds reach supersonic, you can see vapor cones around the top of the solid rocket boosters (SRBs).
Atlantis disappears into the clouds 40 seconds after liftoff.
See more of Jason's work here.