25 Years of History: Atlantis Returns to Earth for the Final Time
I don’t care how many times I watch launches and landings of the Space Shuttle, it is an amazing thing to watch. The pilots of the shuttle are landing the craft “dead stick” … literally gliding the spacecraft into a landing. They call the “Shuttle” a “flying brick.” They make it look so routine, we think it is “easy” but every landing is an amazing demonstration of avionis and aeronautical technology. Here is Atlantis, touching down for the last time in its long career of twenty five years and thirty two flights and over 100 million miles traveled!