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drag chute deployed, Space Shuttle
Atlantis slows to a stop after landing on
runway 22 at NASA's Dryden Flight
Research Center at Edwards Air Force
Base in California concluding a
successful assembly mission to the
International Space Station.
landed on orbit 219 after 13 days, 20
hours and 12 minutes in space. The
landing was diverted to California due to
marginal weather at the Kennedy Space
Center. Main gear touchdown was at
12:49:38 p.m. (PDT). Nose gear
touchdown was at 12:49:49 p.m. and
wheel stop was at 12:50:48 p.m.
the 51st landing for the Space Shuttle
Program at Edwards Air Force Base. The
mission to the station was a success,
installing and activating the S3/S4 truss
and retracting the P6 arrays.
were astronauts Rick Sturckow,
commander; Lee Archambault, pilot; Jim
Reilly, Steven Swanson, Patrick Forrester
and John "Danny" Olivas, all STS-117
mission specialists. Also onboard was
astronaut Sunita Williams, who was flight
engineer on the Expedition 15 crew. She
achieved a new milestone, a record-
setting flight at 194 days, 18 hours and 58
minutes, the longest single spaceflight
ever by a female astronaut or cosmonaut.
Date: June 22, 2007
Photo credit: NASA