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LightSail's Atlas V Rocket Rolls Into Position

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On Tuesday, May 19, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad. Liftoff on the 20th was a success!

In this video, the Atlas is rolling, rolling, rolling—and getting into place for the launch!

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