Meeting at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the STS-132 Mission Management Team gave a collective “thumbs up” for space shuttle Atlantis to return to Earth on Wednesday to conclude the crew’s 12-day journey to the International Space Station. Mission managers came to their decision after a late-inspection by the shuttles crew showed the orbiters thermal protection system was intact and had not been compromised during its week-long stay at the ISS.
Atlantis Cleared for Wednesday Return
Farewell, Undocking & Flyaround Highlight Day in Space
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