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Standing in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility gathered to welcome the astronauts home.

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Standing in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-101 crew waves at the crowd gathered to welcome the astronauts home. From left are Mission specialists Yury Usachev of Russia, James S. Voss, Mary Ellen Weber, Jeffrey N. Williams; Commander James D. Halsell Jr.; Mission Specialist Susan J. Helms; and Pilot Scott “Doc” Horowitz. The crew returned from the third flight to the International Space Station, providing maintenance and carrying supplies for future missions. Main gear touchdown was at 2:20:17 a.m. EDT May 29 , landing on orbit 155 of the mission. Nose gear touchdown was at 2:20:30 a.m. EDT, and wheel stop at 2:21:19 a.m. EDT. This was the 98th flight in the Space Shuttle program and the 21st for Atlantis, also marking the 51st landing at KSC, the 22nd consecutive landing at KSC, the 14th nighttime landing in Shuttle history and the 29th in the last 30 Shuttle flights

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  • Title: Standing in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility gathered to welcome the astronauts home.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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