October 18th, 2002
Space Shuttle Atlantis glided to a noontime landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida completing a 4.5 million mile journey to outfit the International Space Station with a new section of truss and supplies for the Expedition crew onboard.
Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-112 touched down at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ending an International Space Station assembly mission. Landing occurred at 10:44 a.m. CDT (1544 GMT), ending the mission at the 11-day, 19-hour, 58-minute mark.
The ARISS team has instructed the Valery to leave the Packet system on 145.825 for an additional week to support the double hop experimentation.
NASA found a problem with the explosive nuts that release the Space Shuttle upon launch. At T minus zero in the countdown, eight pyrotechnics nuts on hold-down posts....
We read today about a possible delay in Soyuz launch. But we haven't again a
official press about it. Russian responsibly will want to control the cause of the accident.
On its own again following yesterday's undocking from the International Space Station, Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew today focuses on readying the orbiter for the return to Earth tomorrow at 10:44 a.m.