July 18, 2011
Orbiter Columbia, with its crew of seven, approaches touchdown on Runway 33 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-109 to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Wheel stop occurred on orbit 165 at 4:33:09 a.m. EST with mission elapsed time of 10 days, 22 hours, 11 minutes. Main gear touchdown occurred at 4:31:52 a.m. and nose wheel touchdown an 4:32:02. It was the 58th landing at KSC out of 108 missions in the history of the Shuttle program.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight, Space exploration, KSC, Disaster Accident, STS-29, STS-1, STS-109, STS-118, Space, Space Shuttle program