Atlantis Lands Safely

The space shuttle Atlantis landed yesterday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending a nearly 14 day mission to the International Space Station. They added some truss segments to the station, along with some new solar arrays giving the station more power. This paves the way for new modules to be installed later this year.

Arriving back with Atlantis was astronaut Suni Williams, who had spend more than six months aboard ISS. Her time is space of over 190 days makes her the holder of the longest duration record of any woman, breaking the record of Shannon Lucid over ten years ago.

Locally, we have the Community Media Center to thank, as they broadcast NASA-TV on local cable channel 24 (Livewire). The GRAAA sponsors NASA-TV locally.

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