Status Report

Crew Prepares for Final Shuttle Landing

By SpaceRef Editor
July 20, 2011
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Crew Prepares for Final Shuttle Landing

Space shuttle Atlantis’ wakeup song for landing day was “God Bless America” by Kate Smith, played at 9:29 p.m. EDT, for the entire crew and all the men and women who have worked for the shuttle program over the years. Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim will begin deorbit preparations a little before 1 a.m. EDT for their planned landing at 5:56 a.m. at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The STS-135 landing ground tracks for Thursday’s two Kennedy landing opportunities are here:

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