Shuttle Atlantis lands safely in Florida

By Phil Plait | September 21, 2006 9:58 am

Just a quick note: Atlantis is back home. Interestingly, that press release doesn’t mention the debris that was seen that delayed the landing. Anyway, with another one under their belt, we’re one step closer to a Hubble servicing mission.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, NASA

Comments (3)

  1. Max Fagin

    Yes, I watched the landing.

    You know, it’s probably a good thing the press release didn’t mention the the debris. Even if they just said “Ice Crystals” that wouldn’t silence the UFO coverup fringe.

  2. Paul Dragavon

    “…one step closer to a Hubble Servicing mission.” I hope there is no chance that this mission will be demoted or scuttled. We need more info regarding the importance of upgrading Hubble…Why a new telescope is not practical?…Why an extension of Hubble’s life is critical? Why a replacement is not likely in the foreseeable future? How long may be related to the Federal deficit? Would you share more reasons? Thanks…Pavl

  3. Messier Tidy Upper

    Thankyou Atlantis well done. :-)

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