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The drag chute of the Space Shuttle Atlantis helps to slow the vehicle completing the journey to the International Space Station.

2002-10-18

NASA

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Washington, DC, United States

The drag chute of the Space Shuttle Atlantis helps to slow the vehicle following its touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44. Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. The returning crew of Atlantis are Jeffrey S. Ashby, commander; Pamela A. Melroy, pilot; and David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Rosaviakosmos' Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, all mission specialists. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the 21-year history of the Shuttle program.

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  • Title: The drag chute of the Space Shuttle Atlantis helps to slow the vehicle completing the journey to the International Space Station.
  • Date Created: 2002-10-18
  • Owner: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite
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