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STS-129 Atlantis - Flight Day #12 :: KSC Landing












STS-129 Atlantis (OV-104)
Landing Date: Nov. 27
Landing Time: 9:44 a.m. EST
Landing Site: KSC - Runway 33

[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-126 Endeavour
[10]-STS-119 Discovery • [11]-STS-125 Atlantis • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Discovery • [14]-STS-129 Atlantis • [15]-STS-130 Endeavour
[16]-STS-131 Discovery • [17]-STS-132 Atlantis • [18]-STS-134 Endeavour
[19]-STS-133 Discovery
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ATLANTIS CREW WAKE UP (Orbit #166 ~ begins FD 12 :: 12:28AM CST)
ATLANTIS DEORBIT PREPARATIONS BEGIN (Orbit #168 :: 03:43AM CST)
PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING (Orbit #169 :: 04:56AM CST)
ATLANTIS DEORBIT BURN (Orbit #171 :: 07:36AM CST)
MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION OF ATLANTIS (Orbit #172 :: 09:31AM EST)
KSC LANDING (Orbit #172 :: 09:44AM EST)
POST-LANDING NEWS CONFERENCE ( NET L+2 HRS. EST)
ENTRY FLIGHT CONTROL TEAM VIDEO REPLAY ( ~ L+3 HRS. EST)
STS-129 MISSION HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO REPLAY ( ~ L+3.5 HRS. EST)
STS-129 CREW NEWS CONFERENCE (NET L+4.5 HRS. EST)
VIDEO B-ROLL OF STOTT IN CREW QUARTERS (NET L+6.5 HRS. EST)

Atlantis Ready for Landing Friday :: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:02:50 AM PST :: The STS-129 crew spent its final full day in space Thursday. The crew tested Atlantis’ flight control system, the flaps and rudders that will guide it through the atmosphere, and test fired the thruster jets that control its orientation in space and during early re-entry. All crew members spent time stowing items in the shuttle’s cabin in preparation for the return to Earth. Landing is scheduled for 9:44 a.m. EST at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Atlantis (OV-104) :: Atlantis, the fourth orbiter to become operational at Kennedy Space Center, was named after the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. The two-masted, 460-ton ketch was the first U.S. vessel to be used for oceanographic research. Such research was considered to be one of the last bastions of the sailing vessel as steam-and-diesel-powered vessels dominated the waterways.

R/V Atlantis : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution :: Atlantis [Built: 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark] was the first Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research vessel and the first ship built specifically for interdisciplinary research in marine biology, marine geology and physical oceanography. Columbus Iselin, her first master and a major influence in her design, felt that speed was not essential; steadiness, silence and cruising range were of primary importance.



STS-129 Mission Stats :: Landed: Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, 09:44a.m. EST  •  Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida  •  Mission Elapsed Time: 10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds § Official Landing Times :: Main gear touchdown: 9:44:23 a.m. EST  •  Nose gear touchdown: 9:44:36 a.m. EST  •  Wheels stop: 9:45:05 a.m. EST  •  Total miles: more than 4.5 million


 • [Max-Q] STS-129: Brand New Start • 



Against the sky, streams of light call out to me & you
Alter Bridge

Godspeed, STS-130 Endeavour Commander


NHF 1387 = STS-129 ATLANTIS (ULF3) • LAUNCH: 16 NOVEMBER 2009, 14:28:09 EST (UTC -5) • LANDING: 27 NOVEMBER 2009, 09:44:22 A.M. EST (UTC -5) • MISSION DURATION: 10 DAYS 19:16:13 • NUMBER OF ORBITS: 171 • COMMANDER: CHARLES OWEN "SCORCH" HOBAUGH = DAVID SIGNER VISITS ANDRE GLUCKSMANN, THE PHILOSOPHER WHO MADE A CAREER OUT OF RAGE, AND TALKS WITH HIM ABOUT HIS LIFE AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY "UNE RAGE D'ENFANT," WHICH HAS JUST COME OUT IN GERMAN (A lifetime of indignation) = THE MAIN "ADDRESS" IS INVARIABLY DIALED FIRST, AND THE LAST SYMBOL IS THE "POINT OF ORIGIN", REPRESENTING THE GATE BEING USED, WHICH ACTS AS THE FINAL TRIGGER FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ADDRESS SEQUENCE (Stargate Dialing).

NHF 223 = JOINT SUSTAINMENT DOCTRINE = STS-130 ENDEAVOUR :: 07-FEB-2010 @ 4:39AM EST :: [15/19].

NHF 279 = MULTI-PROGRAM INTEGRATED MILESTONES (PDF) = THE UNIVERSE OF MAGIC IS IN THE MIND OF A MAN.

NHF 536 = BRAND NEW START BY ALTER BRIDGE - STS-129 MISSION REVIEW VIDEO BY MAX-Q = MYSTERY OF THE TRANSMISSION OF POWER TO ALL THAT EXISTS, IN ALL CREATION.

NHF 348 = RUNNING SYSTEMWIDE DIAGNOSTIC • 2:55 PM 1/20/2010 TO 4:02 AM 1/31/2010 = EXPLORATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE STUDY = QUALITY = RESULTS OF WORK EFFORTS / ALL COSTS

Super Bowl XLIV · New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts · Sunday, February 7, 2010 on CBS · Coin toss by Emmitt Smith; Saints win toss (Heads); special minted coin flown in space by STS-129 [+][+][+][+][+] · Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. EST · The Star-Spangled Banner by Carrie Underwood, America the Beautiful by Queen Latifah · Halftime Show by The Who · Saints win 31 to 17 → STS-130 Endeavour Commander Zamka

Tags: atlantis, landing, nasa, sts-129
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