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STS-135 Atlantis Flight Day #14 :: KSC Landing


 • Landing Day Wake Up Song and Greeting • 

Kate Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” woke Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. But unlike most wakeup songs, which are played in honor of a particular crew member, this one was dedicated to all the men and women who have worked for the Space Shuttle Program in the past three decades.

 • Shannon Lucid – Enduring Qualities • 







STS-135 Atlantis (OV-104)
Primary Payload: ULF7 / MPLM (Raffaello)
Launch Date: July 8
Launch Time: 11:29:04 a.m. EDT
Landing Date: July 21
Landing Time: 05:56:58 a.m. EDT
Mission Duration: 13 days
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6°/122nm

[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-133 Discovery
[19]-STS-134 Endeavour • [20]-STS-135 Atlantis • [21]-STS-136
MPCV • COTS • ULA
[+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+]

STS-135 Landing Ground Tracks
ATLANTIS CREW WAKE UP (begins FD 14) (Orbit #196 :: 08:29PM CDT)
ATLANTIS DEORBIT PREPARATIONS BEGIN (Orbit #197 :: 11:54PM CDT)
PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING (Orbit #198 :: 01:09AM CDT)
ATLANTIS DEORBIT BURN 1st OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #200 :: 03:49:04AM CDT)
MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION OF ATLANTIS 1st OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #200 :: 05:43AM EDT)
KSC LANDING 1st OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #200 :: 05:56:58AM EDT)
ATLANTIS DEORBIT BURN 2ND KSC OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #200 :: 05:25:44AM CDT)
MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION OF ATLANTIS 2nd KSC OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #201 :: 07:19AM EDT)
KSC LANDING 2nd OPPORTUNITY (Orbit #201 :: 07:32:55AM EDT)
ENTRY FLIGHT DIRECTOR TONY CECCACCI SIGN-OFF TO FLIGHT CONTROL TEAM (~ L+45 MIN.)
STS-135 MISSION HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO REPLAY (replayed after Entry Flight Control Team Video) (~ L+2.5 HRS.)
ENTRY FLIGHT CONTROL TEAM VIDEO REPLAY (replayed after Post-Landing News Conference) (~ L+3.5 HRS.)
POST-LANDING NEWS CONFERENCE (NET L+4 HRS.)
ATLANTIS TOWBACK & EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION EVENT (NET L+5:45 HRS.)
STS-135 CREW NEWS CONFERENCE (may be postponed or cancelled) (NET L+6 HRS.)
STS-135 CREW REMARKS TO KSC EMPLOYEES AND NASA (NET L+6:30 HRS.)
STS-135 CREW RETURN TO ELLINGTON FIELD, HOUSTON, TX (Friday, July 22nd : 4:00PM)


S135-E-008051 (15 July 2011) --- In an occurrence which became somewhat of a tradition for shuttle crews and those of the International Space Station expeditions, the Expedition 28 crew and the STS-135 Atlantis astronauts formed a microgravity circle for a portrait aboard the orbiting complex's Kibo laboratory of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The STS-135 crew consists of NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim; the Expedition 28 crewmembers are JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, NASA astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum, and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Sergei Volkov. Shuttle and station commanders Ferguson and Borisenko are in the 12 o'clock and six o'clock positions, respectively, on the circle. The U.S. flag pictured was flown on the first space shuttle mission, STS-1, and flew on this mission to be presented to the space station crew. It will remain onboard until the next crew launched from the U.S. will retrieve it for return to Earth. It will fly from Earth again, with the crew that launches from the U.S. on a journey of exploration beyond Earth orbit. Photo credit: NASA



STS-135 Mission Stats :: Landed: Thu., July 21, 2011, 5:57 a.m. EDT • Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida • Mission Elapsed Time: 12 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds § Official Landing Times :: Main gear touchdown: 5:57:00 a.m. EDT • Nose gear touchdown: 5:57:20 a.m. EDT • Wheels stop: 5:57:54 a.m. EDT • Total miles: more than 5.2 million


STS-1 Columbia
Launch
12-Apr-1981 @ 7:00:03 a.m, EST
12:00:03 UTC
STS-51-J
Launch
03-Oct-1985 @ 11:15:30 am EDT
15:15:30 UTC

 

Humanity celebrates first known Neptune orbit
on July 12, 2011 @ 22:27 UT (6:27pm EDT)


STS-135 Flight Day #5 Wakeup Song for Rex, "More", Matthew West
STS-135 Flight Day #5 – Station spacewalk • Fossum & Garan
Neptune Discovery: Aquarius 25°52'56"℞ on 23-Sep-1846 @ 20:55:32UT [+]
Aquarius 26° A Garage Man Testing A Car's Battery With A Hydrometer
Neptune Return: Pisces 0°31'40"℞ on 12-Jul-2011 @ 22:27UT
Pisces 1° In A Crowded Marketplace Farmers And Middlemen Display A Great Variety Of Products
During Neptune Return, Sun {20CN14} ☌ Toni {19CN56} & Gorgo {20CN34}

Tony Ceccacci, STS-135 Entry Shuttle Flight Director

• Gorgo "German word for Gorgon" [+][+]: speakers at Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) on July 18th included Bernanke & Geithner

• Debt Ceiling Crisis: Obama says "pull off the Band-Aid; eat our peas" on 11-Jul-2011; History Musings… has detailed timeline: [1][2][3][4][5][6]

• Obama announces Cordray as CFPB Director on July 17th; some news titles sum up Warren reaction: sidesteps, spurns, abandons [+][+]

[6:53 PM 7/22/2011] :: History Musings updates timeline

• Debt Ceiling talks breakdown, POTUS calls for 11AM ET mtg w/ Congressional leaders tomorrow, VIDEO: POTUS 22-July presser]: [1][2][3][4][5][6]

• POTUS discusses debt ceiling at Town Hall: [1][2]

• Some Debt Ceiling History [Shay's Rebellion?]: [1][2][3]

 • Charts • 
Neptune: Discovery & Return
Atlantis: STS-51J Launch, STS-135 Launch & Landing


 
 
 
Tags: atlantis, capture the flag, final four, nasa, raffaello, sts-135
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