After 25 years, 32 flights, 4,648 orbits around the earh, and 120,650,907 million miles traveled, the space shuttle Atlantis makes its final touchdown.
The space shuttle Atlantis returned back to Cape Canaveral in Florida this morning after its final scheduled mission.
The six astronauts flying aboard space shuttle Atlantis are working Tuesday to prepare their spacecraft for its final planned return home.
Astronauts gave the space shuttle Atlantis's heat shield a final inspection Monday in preparation for their return to Earth.
Two of the Shuttle Atlantis crew are on a spacewalk, working outside the International Space Station this morning to finish a battery upgrade service call on the station's solar arrays.
On its last mission the space shuttle Atlantis will bring 3,000 pounds of US supplies to the International Space Station, as well as a Russian module.
After this flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis there are only two space shuttle missions left before the orbiters are retired.