Thursday, April 23, 2009

Video: Space Shuttle Atlantis Re-entry and Landing at Edwards

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to land a Space Shuttle? Here's your chance to find out, via this video.

The 'cockpit view' visuals are provided by an on-board camera as the Space Shuttle Atlantis re-enters Earth's atmosphere after 12 days in space, and lands at East Edwards Airport on February 20, 2001. Call-outs begin at Mach 2.

Crew for mission STS-98:
  • Kenneth D. Cockrell, Commander
  • Mark L. Polansky, Pilot
  • Robert L. Curbeam, Mission Specialist
  • Marsha S. Ivins, Mission Specialist
  • Thomas D. Jones, Mission Specialist