Sunday, May 24, 2009

Atlantis coming Home to Edwards, AFB Today

Mission Control radioed the crew of Atlantis at 10:01 am EDT, that Kennedy remains no-go due to weather, and thus they will land on their current orbit of 197 at Edwards, AFB in California.

The deorbit burn will ignite at 10:24 am EDT, causing Atlantis to fall out of their orbit for a planned landing on the California desert at 11:39 am.

This will be the 53rd Edwards landing by a space shuttle since the program began in 1981.

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