The National Weather Service continues the heat advisory through Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures once again on Tuesday will rise to the upper 90s however high humidity will make it feel like 105 to 110 degrees.
An estimated 750,000 people were expected to jam the area around the launch site Friday despite a dismal 30% chance of a launch because of the weather. The countdown was stopped with about 31 seconds due to an apparent computer glitch. The problem was resolved and the countdown continued a few minutes later, at 10:28am CDT.
The flight will last 12 days. The Atlantis is scheduled to return to the Kennedy Space Center where it will end up on permanent display.