Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The shuttle landed at 08:48:18 EDT (12:48 UTC), on runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility for the last time Wednesday. Speaking of the smooth landing, Mission Control said, "That was pretty sweet. That was a suiting end to an incredible mission." "It was smooth as silk. We were clearly riding in the middle of a fireball, and it was spectacular. The windows, all of them, were bright, brilliant orange. One of the neatest things was when we flew right into orbital sunrise," STS-132 Commander Ken Ham said of the landing.
Mission STS-132 carried the International Space Station, and featured three spacewalks, after docking with the station on Flight Day 3, May 16.and an Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD) to the
It was Space Shuttle Atlantis' 32nd mission and also its last, completing almost 25 years of service. Along with Atlantis, the
- "STS-132 Commander: Entry and Landing were "Smooth as Silk"" — , May 26, 2010
- Marcia Dunn of The Associated Press. "Space shuttle Atlantis lands for final time" — , May 26, 2010
- Clara Moskowitz. "Space shuttle Atlantis lands safely after final voyage" — , May 26, 2010