Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center and charged into the midday Florida sky on a mission to boost power on the International Space Station. The launch was on time, with liftoff at 11:15 a.m. EDT.
"I’ve been a fan of Wings Over Kansas for years, for it truly captures the flavor and the spirit of flying. Carl Chance has great taste and a wide knowledge that he applies to Wings Over Kansas, and the result is a valuable contribution to aviation all over the world. I particularly appreciate the balance of military, civil, commercial and historic aviation found on the site." Walter J. Boyne
"Wings Over Kansas is the best aviation history website I have encountered on the world wide web. It is informative, entertaining, provides ever changing content, and is populated with the true voices of the mainstream aviation community. There is no better place to see where aviation has been and where it is going. Centered in the midst of the greatest producer of aircraft in the world, Wings Over Kansas reflects that aviation community to the rest of the world." Lionel D. Alford, Jr.
"As a long-time aviation enthusiast, pilot, flight instructor and A&P mechanic, ‘Wings Over Kansas’ keeps me informed about what’s going on in the highly fluid aviation industry worldwide, as well as zeroing in on specific topics that affect all of aeronautics from grass-roots flying to the space program. I think the blend of general aviation, military and commercial aviation is balanced just about right, and of equal importance to me, ‘Wings Over Kansas’ recognizes the crucial role that Kansas aviation history has played in pioneering and developing the airplane business during the past 90 years. In addition, ‘Wings Over Kansas’ provides information on flight operations, airspace, airports and regulatory issues that are relevant to all pilots and ‘arm-chair aviators’ alike. It’s a well-rounded package." Edward H. Phillips