Jet carrying shuttle Atlantis lands
A jumbo jet carrying space shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center after a trip that began in California.world Updated: Jul 03, 2007 22:53 IST
A jumbo jet carrying space shuttle Atlantis landed on Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center after a trip that began in California.
A modified Boeing 747 with the shuttle mounted on its back touched down on the shuttle landing strip around 8:25 am EDT (1755 IST) after taking off from a refueling stop in Kentucky.
The jet made several stops on its cross-country trip. It landed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on Monday, after stops at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska and Amarillo, Texas.
Atlantis, carrying seven astranauts landed on June 2 at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a 14-day construction mission at the internatinal space station.
Bad weather at the Florida launch site forced NASA to divert to the shuttle's alternate landing site in California.