5 Tips for Viewing the Atlantis Shuttle Launch

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A million spectators are expected to flock to Cape Canaveral to watch the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, which is set to take off on Friday at 11:26 a.m. The highly publicized event will result in bumper-to-bumper traffic and overbooked hotels, forcing some unprepared travelers to go home without witnessing history.