In The Field

Trouble coming home?

Atlantis has done it’s job delivering some solar sails to the ISS, and all has gone reasonably well for this mission (barring a brief glitch in the station’s oxygen supplier that created a tiny toxic spill).

The craft was due to land back on Earth tomorrow – but the weather in Florida doesn’t look so good, and now there’s a ‘mystery object’ between the shuttle and the ground that has put off a landing attempt for at least a day.

That term and the description (a baffling object of indeterminate size in the same orbit as the shuttle) makes it sound like a UFO… sadly it’s probably just a bit of kit that fell out of the cargo bay.


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