STS-125 - Departure of Shuttle Atlantis Ferry Flight from Edwards Air Force Base
Written by Administrator
Monday, 01 June 2009 15:39
Space shuttle Atlantis began its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy
Space Center, Fla., on Monday, June 1.
Mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Atlantis took off
from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The trip, flown during daylight hours and
in precipitation-free weather, will necessitate several stopovers for fueling
and is expected to take at least two days to complete.