Posted by Lydia on May 22nd, 2009
“Welcome home Atlantis.” Atlantis landed safely and successfully at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edward’s Air Force Base in the sunny California desert after 12 days, 21 hours and 37 minutes in space, completing 197 orbits of our Blue Planet and travelling a total of 5,279,124 miles. STS-125 successfully completed a high profile mission to update the Hubble Telescope during a total of thirty six hours of spacewalks.
Sunday Update to Original Post: Persistent bad weather in Florida gives our space travellers another day to view our home from above. As they carry supplies to last through tomorrow, Monday 24 May 2009, a decision will be made soon on the landing site. Will it be California or Florida? Mother Nature will decide. -LL
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