... And now for something completely different ...
After a near-perfect launch on Sept. 9, the space shuttle Atlantis is preparing to return home tomorrow, Sept. 20, competing an 11-day mission centered around the International Space Station. The AP reports, "The 115-foot-long solar wings they added will generate power for the space station once it's rewired during the next mission, slated to launch in December."
UPDATE: Debris spotted alongside the ship keeps Atlantis in space for another day. Was it a trash bag? Hopefully they'll be home tomorrow.
Let's pray for their safe return.
They made it home safely at 6:21 am EDT. Congradulations to the crew for a good flight.