Atlantis returns from space with predawn landing
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: September 21, 2006; Updated after news briefing
With commander Brent Jett at the controls, Atlantis settled to a tire-smoking touchdown on runway 33 at 6:21:30 a.m., just 15 minutes after the space station, now sporting a huge new set of solar arrays, sailed through the predawn sky over Florida, a brilliant "star" rivaling Venus or Jupiter in brightness. Like this view of the shuttle - amazing what we take for granted these days this was hardly reported in the news.
Great name for a shuttle pilot Brent Jett rofl