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Space shuttle lands for the last time


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Space shuttle Atlantis returned from its final voyage today, closing out a quarter-century flying career and safely bringing back six astronauts from a successful space station mission.

"Twenty-five years, 32 flights and more than 120 million miles traveled. The legacy of Atlantis now in the history books," Mission Control's commentator announced at touchdown.

About 1,200 guests — the maximum number allowed — lined the Kennedy Space Center runway for the conclusion to NASA's third-to-last shuttle flight. Employees wore white r i b b o n s wi t h t h e n ame "Atlantis" and its picture...

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