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 Mar 1 - Flight Day 1 :: We have lift-off!
The Shuttle Columbia lifted-off at 6:22:02.080 a.m. EST today. Columbia lit up the sky and clouds in a spectacular launch at dawn. Its booster rockets separated and fell into the ocean leaving a multi-colored smoke trail.
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Below are the mission patch logos for: the Hubble Project (SM3B), the Shuttle Mission (STS-109) and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS).
 
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