Space shuttle orbiter "Atlantis" glides back to Earth. She is heading for the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA-KSC and the conclusion of STS-129. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
Atlantis and Columbia in a space shuttle traffic jam. In 1990 STS 35 (Atlantis) was heading to the launchpad. STS 38 (Columbia) was rolled back to the vehicle assembly building for repairs to liquid hydrogen lines.
This head-on photograph of NASA's space shuttle Columbia was taken during post-landing servicing on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. The mission ended earlier today, two and one third days later and thousands of