Thursday, July 21, 2011

Welcome Home, Atlantis!

Space shuttle Atlantis touched down at 5:57 a.m. at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final time. STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for Atlantis, which has spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles. Those are pretty amazing statistics. The end of an era.

(Image courtesy of NASA/Kim Shiflett)

1 comment:

Jean said...

I thought it very sad to end the shuttle program. Puts many people out of work and then we are dependent on Russia to service the ISS. Reading the signs before Atlantis took off from the guys who service the module made me cry. It was mostly Thanks America!