July 19, 2011
Posing in front of the Space Shuttle Columbia is the returning STS-109 crew. From left are astronauts James H. Newman, Michael J. Massimino, Nancy J. Currie, Scott D. Altman, Duane G. Carey, John M. Grunsfeld and Richard M. Linnehan . The crew returned to Earth after a successful 11-day mission servicing and upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope. Wheel stop occurred on orbit 165 at 4:33:09 a.m. EST. Main gear touchdown occurred at 4:31:52 a.m. and nose wheel touchdown at 4:32:02. Rollout time was 1 minute, 17 seconds. This was the 58th landing at KSC out of 108 missions in the history of the Shuttle program.
Topics: STS-109, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, James H. Newman, Richard M. Linnehan, John M. Grunsfeld, Michael J. Massimino, Duane G. Carey, Scott Altman, Edwards Air Force Base, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle program, Scott D. Altman, Nancy J. Currie