Atlantis Lands After Final Mission

By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.com

The space shuttle Atlantis’ landing-gear wheels stopped rolling for what is probably the last time this morning after the workhorse orbiter returned from a productive 12-day mission to the International Space Station.

With commander Ken Ham at the controls, Atlantis touched down on Kennedy Space Center’s shuttle landing strip runway 33 at 8:48 a.m. EDT, following a three-minute, ...

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