NASA STS-129 Mission Highlights


Astronaut Nicole Stott returned to Earth aboard shuttle Atlantis on Nov. 27 after 91 days in space. She had spent 87 days aboard the International Space Station and 80 days as an Expedition 20/21 flight engineer. She is the last astronaut who will be transported to or from the space station by a space shuttle. Atlantis landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to end its STS-129 mission to the station.

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  1. I've heard the explanation many times, yet it'd still be great to see a rocket shoot straight up and out of sight on a clear day. Other than that this rockets seem to just curve out of sight. No videos online of actual penetration of the deep blue sky. Just saying.

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