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NASA Announces Space Shuttle Atlantis Landing Times forFriday




SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468:
> June 21, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
>
> George Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
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> NASA ANNOUNCES SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS LANDING TIMES FOR FRIDAY
>
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis' crew members are 
> spending an extra day in orbit after weather Thursday at the prime 
> landing site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., prevented them 
> from coming home. 
>
> The crew will have several opportunities to land Atlantis on Friday: 
> two at Kennedy and three at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 
> landing times are approximate and subject to change. All times are 
> EDT: 
>
> Primary landing site: Kennedy Space Center
> 1818 UTC landing (de-orbit burn at 1:16 p.m.)
> 1954 UTC landing (de-orbit burn at 2:52 p.m.) 
>
> Backup landing site: Edwards Air Force Base
> 3:49 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 2:46 p.m.)
> 5:24 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 4:21 p.m.)
> 6:59 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 5:58 p.m.) 
>
> If needed, there are additional landing opportunities Saturday at all 
> three of the space shuttle's landing sites: Kennedy, Edwards and 
> White Sands Space Harbor, N.M. 
>
> For more on the STS-117 mission, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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