Landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis / STS-125 Mission



Washington, DC, United States

STS125-S-063 (24 May 2009) --- Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches landing on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending the STS-125 mission to repair and upgrade NASA?s Hubble Space Telescope. Onboard are astronauts Scott Altman, commander; Gregory C. Johnson, pilot; Michael Good, Megan McArthur, John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino and Andrew Feustel, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:05 a.m. (PDT) on May 24, 2009. Nose gear touchdown was at 8:39:15 a.m. Wheel-stop was at 8:40:15 a.m., bringing the mission?s elapsed time to 12 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes, 9 seconds. Landing opportunities on May 22, May 23 and May 24 were waved off due to weather concerns at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the shuttle?s primary landing site. Through five spacewalks, the Hubble Space Telescope was refurbished and upgraded with state-of-the-art science instruments that will expand Hubble's capabilities and extend its operational lifespan through at least 2014.


  • Title: Landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis / STS-125 Mission
  • Date Created: 2009-05-24
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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