Bad Astronomy

Shuttle lands in Florida

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.