Image: STS-129: Atlantis touches down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's KSC
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Streams of smoke trail from the main landing gear tires as space shuttle Atlantis touches down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida after 11 days in space, completing the 4.5-million-mile STS-129 mission on orbit 171. On STS-129, the crew delivered 14 tons of cargo to the International Space Station, including two ExPRESS Logistics Carriers containing spare parts to sustain station operations after the shuttles are retired next year.
Date: 27 November 2009(2009-11-27)
Source: NASA Image of the Day
Author: NASA/Jim Grossmann