Atlantis heads home

Atlantis piggyback ride: back to Florida.
Atlantis piggyback ride: back to Florida.
After its 5.8 million mile journey, the space shuttle Atlantis is being returned home to the Kennedy Space Center atop a modified 747 jetliner. They will arrive today, or if weather conditions are not favorable, Tuesday, July 3.

Mission STS-118 will be in August

STS-117 is the 118th shuttle mission and 21st mission to visit the space station. The next mission, STS-118, is slated to launch in August.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

bryan kennedy's picture

It is seriously amazing that this things flies with the giant space shuttle on its back. Wow.

posted on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 9:46am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Atlantis piggy back ride: toward the full moon.
Atlantis piggy back ride: toward the full moon.

Here is another picture.

posted on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 10:05am
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

I didn't know that you can piggy back ride another airplane at all. Wow I think that is really cool.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 10:58am

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