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Shuttle lands in Florida

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitNov 27, 2009 3:00 PM

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At 9:44 a.m. local time, Atlantis touched down safely in Florida after an 11 day flight in Earth orbit, ending mission STS-129. She'll be cleaned up for one final mission -- STS-132, slated for May 2010 -- before permanent retirement. There are five scheduled Shuttle flights remaining, all to the International Space Station. In celebration of a safe voyage, I leave you with this: sunset from the ISS during STS-129.

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