Welcome Home to Earth! Atlantis lands safely in CA

June 22nd, 2007 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Hound and space lovers. Atlantis is home safe and sound!


Anyone hear the sonic booms? That must be really cool. More Later..Cat, Chaps and Emma


Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in California After 2-Week Mission
By Demian McLean

June 22 (Bloomberg) — The shuttle Atlantis touched down this afternoon on a runway in the California desert, capping a two-week mission to expand the space station.

The 100-ton glider landed at 12:49 p.m. local time, having dropped more than 80 miles (129 kilometers) from space to Edwards Air Force Base, outside the town of Mojave. It’s the first landing at Edwards in almost two years.

The Atlantis and its seven crew members are returning from a mission to augment the International Space Station. Astronauts added a pair of solar wings, roughly doubling electric capacity on the orbiting outpost.

In about a week, the shuttle will be carried to Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a jumbo jet, at a cost of $1.77 million. Thunderstorms prevented the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from landing at the Cape Canaveral site yesterday and today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Demian McLean in Washington at dmclean8@bloomberg.net .


  1. June 23rd, 2007 | 12:39 am

    The hounds of Daphneyland greeted Atlantis by raising their heads from the afternoon siesta as the sonic boom hit. Most of the hounds are used to these, but todays booming was a dual one.

    The slaves waved amidst bleach down duty – Boom Boom said Atlantis – Welcome home howled the Ranch.

    Daphneyland – under flight pattern for Edwards AFB

  2. June 23rd, 2007 | 8:51 am

    How totally cool Dawni: I have never heard a boom before. Thanks so much for the comment. P.S. all of my e-mails to you and Carol are bouncing back to me. I will call you this weekend friend. Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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