VIEW BIG SCREEN: LANDING
-Landing link: Scientist Papachote
At beginning of clip you see Atlantis 6 ½ min from landing at an altitude of 81,000 feet, 1700 miles per hour… falling at 260 feet per second! Home!
NASA: Flawless landing at Edwards!
NASA modified 747 awaits transport of Atlantis, (Sat. May 23rd) at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB...
Still inclement weather at primary landing site (FLA).. NASAtwitter says, "It will take about a week to get the shuttle prepped to be placed on top of a 747 for the return to Kennedy.
NASA's Dryden FRC: Taxi :)
UPDATE: SHUTTLE ATLANTIS CREW POST-LANDING REMARKS...
ht: NASA Twitter
"Following their safe landing Sunday, May 24, and subsequent egress and walkaround of the orbiter, crew members of space shuttle Atlantis stopped on the tarmac at Edwards Air Force Base in California to remark about their successful STS-125 mission to enhance and extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope!"
One picture (as NASA twitter says) explains the mission. VIEW.
Back from Sardinia (picnic) ..And had to wait to see this, but heard about it from the ship... Wish I was in California, as I've viewed these shuttle landings before...
They're thunderous and incredible! (more later)