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John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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June 21, 2007
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M07-71
 
 
NASA Announces Space Shuttle Atlantis Landing Times for Friday
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis' crew members are spending an extra day in orbit after weather Thursday at the prime landing site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., prevented them from coming home.

The crew will have several opportunities to land Atlantis on Friday: two at Kennedy and three at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The landing times are approximate and subject to change. All times are EDT:

Primary landing site: Kennedy Space Center
2:18 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 1:16 p.m.)
3:54 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 2:52 p.m.)

Backup landing site: Edwards Air Force Base
3:49 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 2:46 p.m.)
5:24 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 4:21 p.m.)
6:59 p.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 5:58 p.m.)

If needed, there are additional landing opportunities Saturday at all three of the space shuttle's landing sites: Kennedy, Edwards and White Sands Space Harbor, N.M.

For more on the STS-117 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
 

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