Atlantis back safe

As Tom reports, over the past couple of hours the space shuttle Atlantis made its way back through the atmosphere. Its route brought it over central America and the Gulf of Mexico towards the landing site in Florida. What I always find suprising is the steep angle of approach as Atlantis nears the runway; I'm told that it is about 21 degrees which is steeper than you would see with a jumbo. Anyway, the important thing is that touchdown was successful.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 21st Sep 2006 (11:26 BST) | Permalink
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