Last Space Shuttle Atlantis finally came home (Video)

By on Jul 21, 2011 in Astronomy, Current Events, Science, United States, World Comments

Space shuttle Atlantis finally came home at 5:57 a.m. ET in NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, in which it put an end to the 30 years space shuttle program of NASA, according to the international reports that day.

Shuttle Atlantis Landed
Last Space Shuttle Atlantis landed
Image Credit: Getty Images

Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson was quoted saying, “After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle’s earned its place in history. And it’s come to a final stop.”

“There are a lot of emotions today, but one thing is indisputable: America’s not going to stop exploring,” Mr. Ferguson added in the reports.

Furthermore, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was quoted saying, “This final shuttle flight marks the end of an era, but today, we recommit ourselves to continuing human spaceflight and taking the necessary — and difficult — steps to ensure America’s leadership in human spaceflight for years to come.”

Apparently, there are full of emotions among people who worked at Kennedy Space Center who watched the last-ever landing of a space shuttle. Shuttle program workers gathered at Johnson Space Center in Texas to watch the TV coverage, while team members and VIPs inside Mission Control took advantage of the occasion by taking pictures of each other.

Here is the video for the landing of space shuttle Atlantis:

Video Credit: RussiaToday

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