The final space shuttle launch Friday, weather permitted, when the Atlantis STS-135 takes off for its final 12-day voyage, closing the book on manned space missions.

Surely, many people will want to view this historic event as it happens today, at 11 a.m Eastern Standard Time. There are a number of places the launch can be watched live online, thanks to the magic of streaming video. The best place to watch it is right here in this article. The live video is below. Click play to watch.

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