21st July 2011
Atlantis lands safely bringing the 30 year shuttle programme to a close
The 13-day mission racked up some impressive numbers, 9400 pounds of spare parts including 2677 pounds of food, completed 200 orbits and traveled 5,284,862 miles. These supplies will keep the space station going for the next year. And that's not all, they brought back nearly 5700 pounds of unneeded materials from the station.
"Although we got to take the ride," said Commander Chris Ferguson on behalf of his crew, "we sure hope that everybody who has ever worked on, or touched, or looked at, or envied or admired a space shuttle was able to take just a little part of the journey with us."