Shuttle Atlantis Returns Safely to Florida

Posted By on September 21, 2006

Shuttle Atlantis Lands safelyIn an early morning landing today the Shuttle Atlantis returned safety to Florida at 6:21 EST. The “in the dark” landing was near perfect and as many pilots can confirm, clear morning landings on a lit paved runways are no more difficult than daylight landings. This STS-115 mission marked NASA’s official entry back into the space-station construction business, a task put on a four-year hiatus due to upgrades and test flights made after the Columbia accident. Commander Brent Jett and his five crewmates – pilot Chris Ferguson, flight engineer Dan Burbank, Canada’s Steve MacLean, Joe Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper – delivered and installed a $372 million solar power system during a complex series of robotic maneuvers and three spacewalks.

Hopefully more information will be gleaned on the black colored UFOs spotted by cameras on the Atlantis prior to entry … stay tuned. (UFO = unidentified space junk .. most likely coming from the space shuttle itself considering the orbits were similar)


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