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shuttle Atlantis' bright-white, iconic
frame illuminates the darkness as it
touches down on the Shuttle Landing
Facility's Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida for the final time.
Securing the space shuttle fleet's place in
history, Atlantis marked the 26th
nighttime landing of NASA's Space
Shuttle Program and the 78th landing at
Main gear touchdown was at
5:57:00 a.m. (EDT) on July 21, 2011,
followed by nose gear touchdown at
5:57:20 a.m., and wheelstop at 5:57:54
Onboard are NASA astronauts Chris
Ferguson, STS-135 commander; Doug
Hurley, pilot; Sandy Magnus and Rex
Walheim, both mission specialists.
37th shuttle mission to the International
Space Station, STS-135 delivered more
than 9,400 pounds of spare parts,
equipment and supplies in the Raffaello
multi-purpose logistics module that will
sustain station operations for the next
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.
Date: July 21, 2011
Photo Credit: NASA