Sunday, May 23, 2010

STS-132: Atlantis on her way home

ISS robot arm in foreground, Atlantis down below.

Orbiter Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station this morning at 9:22 MDT. The STS-132 crew performed a fly-around maneuver to circle the space station before firing the thrusters to put some distance between the two spacecraft.

View of ISS from Atlantis. The shuttle is about 650 feet away, looping over the top of ISS during the fly-around maneuver.

Atlantis is expected to make a landing Wednesday. Please remember that the pictures I use are NASA and NASA TV credited. Our good tax dollars at work. More later.

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