I am flying to Florida today with a 1245h (local time) flight from London Gatwick and expect to be in Cocoa Beach by about 1900h EST tonight

I am still planning on live blogging from Kennedy Space Center’s media center about the launch and the L-1 media events that will take place for the European Space Agency, whose Columbus module is being taken to the International Space Station, and NASA’s own press briefings. I understand there might be an Ares I-X briefing – and expect some NASA budget reporting and commentary in due course

But in the mean time here is some orbiter Atlantis launch goodness