Atlantis payload bay

Space Shuttle Atlantis's payload bay

The Atlantis crew have said their farewells to the International Space Station (ISS) crew, and started their journey home.

The 11-day mission was a success, seeing the six-member crew fitting a new truss and solar array, in effect doubling the stations energy-generating capacity.

Atlantis is scheduled to touch down at 5:59 a.m. EDT Wednesday at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Landing will bring to an end STS-115’s successful mission to the International Space Station.

External Links:
Nasa Shuttle Website
Atlantis Launch Blog

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.