It’s The End Of An Era…The Space Shuttle Program Comes To An End

Shuttle Atlantis making the final landing of the shuttle program on 21 July 2011 at 5:57 a.m. EST

Atlantis Completes Final Space Shuttle Program Landing at 5:57 a.m. EDT
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:18:04 AM EDT

At 5:57 a.m. EDT, space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles on STS-135.

It was the 25th night landing, the 78th landing at Kennedy and the133rd landing in shuttle history.

Atlantis’ main gear touched down at 5:57:00 a.m. followed by the nose gear at 5:57:20 and wheels stop at 5:57:54 a.m. At wheels stop, the mission elapsed time was 12 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 50 seconds.

I will miss the shuttle program. To NASA, thanks for the memories and we look forward to the future.


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