Shuttle "Atlantis" landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.Planting is broadcast on the website of NASA.After the shuttle has finished maneuvering on the runway, it examined the NASA experts, astronauts then leave the ship.The crew will inspect the doctors, after whi
Currently shuttle finished maneuvering on the runway, it examined by NASA experts.several service vehicles is located next to the shuttle.Engineers will cool the surface of the ship, and check the system for radiation and various leaks.Only after that the crew will receive a command to exit from the "Atlantis".The crew will inspect the doctors, after which the astronauts will be able to see their families and perhaps give a small press conference.
"During the landing no problem, shuttle sat in a normal mode in 11.39 on the East American time (19.39 MSK). All systems worked nominally. The mission can be described as very successful, all of her assignments are made. The astronauts are in the shuttle and prepare for the exit"- he said by telephone RIA Novosti NASA.
crew of "Atlantis" team expected to land three days, but because of the rains in Florida, NASA did not allow a touchdown.Boarding the shuttle could not withstand the impact of raindrops and cloud density high.As a result, it was decided to land on the basis of Edwards.This airport is a reserve for NASA and the agency tries not to use it, since landing on the west coast of the USA costs more budget nearly $ 1.5 million.
astronauts of Expedition 125 conducted a shuttle in space of ten days, which is five times spacewalks to repair the telescope "Hubble".This telescope is considered one of the most important scientific instruments in the entire history of space exploration