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    Shuttle landed safely this morning

    The landing couldn't have been more "by the book"

    It was a text book landing, no problems



    The shuttle landed on orbit 202 to complete the 13-day STS-122 mission on Feb. 20, 2008. Main gear touchdown was 9:07:10 a.m. Nose gear touchdown was 9:07:20 a.m. Wheel stop was at 9:08:08 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes and 44 seconds. During the mission, Atlantis' crew installed the new Columbus laboratory, leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities. The Columbus Research Module adds nearly 1,000 cubic feet of habitable volume and affords room for 10 experiment racks, each an independent science lab.
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    This is really cool, you can see the track the shuttle took to land - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...s/landing.html

    There are tons of pics from the mission here - http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/12..._noaccess.html
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    More hi rez photos here - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...2_gallery.html

    and here - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...1_gallery.html

    and here - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...0_gallery.html

    Here is what ISS looks like right now:



    This was taken by Atlantis as it departed
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    BTW, pics from everyday of the mission can be found here

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...archive_1.html
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    ever wondered how they cut their hair up there

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...4_gallery.html
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    nobody cares?
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