After 30 years, the U.S. space shuttle program is history. Atlantis swooped out of a dark sky and glided to a safe landing this morning at 5;57 a.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis spent 13-days in space before returning to Earth.
The commander of the last space shuttle flight, Chris Ferguson: “Although we got to take the ride,” said Commander Ferguson on behalf of his crew, ” we sure hope that everybody who has ever worked on, or touched, or looked at, or envied or admired a space shuttle was able to take just a little part of the journey with us.”
The other crew members: Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim. More details on this NASA website.