Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely in California

Atlantis Landing

Atlantis  landed at Edwards Air Force Base at 3:49 EDT

  • The mission (STS 117) left on June 8th
  • It arrived at the International Space Station on June 10
  • They added a new set of solar array truss structures to increase the station’s power capabilities, and did repairs during 4 space walks
  • It is the 118th Space Shuttle Mission
  • It is the 21rst mission to visit the international space station
  • Suni Williams came back with this flight – she went to the space station on STS-116
  • Suni Williams broke the space endurance record for women on June 16 at 194 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes
  • 5.8 million miles were added to Atlantis’ Speedometer during this mission
  • The next mission STS-118 is scheduled to launch in August


Filed under mission, space travel

2 responses to “Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely in California

  1. paullev

    Good to see this. The question now is: when will humanity move on to the next step, or more longlasting residence in space …

  2. That was an excellent post. I didn’t see the landing on TV, so it was great to see it on your blog. The URL on your post was also very informative – I love that hymn for space travel!

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