September 21, 2006
Reported by: Associated Press
A perfect landing for space shuttle Atlantis, after some end-of-the-mission drama over mysterious floating debris.
The shuttle landed in darkness at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:21 a-m, Eastern time. Commander Brent Jett said it's, "Nice to be back.''
The mission was devoted to resuming construction of the international space station. Jett said, "It was a great team effort so I think assembly is off to a good start.''
The mission was drawing to a successful conclusion Tuesday when the astronauts spotted some mysterious objects floating outside the orbiter.