Fly Away Home
June 4, 2009
This overhead view is of Atlantis atop a modified 747 as the craft flew over California's high desert. Atlantis and the crew of the STS-125 mission landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 24, 2009, and departed Edwards on the journey home via ferry to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, June 1, 2009. The shuttle landed safely the following day at 6:53 p.m. EDT.