Atlantis On Schedule For Landing In Florida

Jul 21, 2011

Space shuttle Atlantis has just started a three-minute "de-orbit burn" and is beginning its descent into Earth's atmosphere. It's coming home after NASA's last shuttle mission into space.

The shuttle and its four-member crew are due to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:56 a.m. ET. They've been in space nearly 13 days.

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NASA's live coverage of the mission is here. The space agency's shuttle landing blog is here.

For a look at NASA's post-shuttle future, see this Morning Edition story from NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce.

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