Edwards Air Force Base

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle makes a California landing

Photo: NASA/Tom Tschida A two week journey in space came to an end for the crew of Discovery yesterday when the space shuttle landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert at 5:53 PDT. Discovery announced its arrival with two thunderous sonic booms over the Southland shortly before the picture perfect landing. During the trip, the seven member […]
Sunday, May 24, 2009

Welcome home Atlantis!

   Photo: Carla Thomas/NASA Bad weather in Florida continued today, so the space shuttle Atlantis dropped out of the sky and landed at Edwards Air Force Base here in California at 8:39 a.m. Pacific Time. The crew of Atlantis carried out an extensive and complex upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope during a 13-day journey. Later, Commander Scott Altman spoke for his six-member crew: “We’re all thrilled to have […]
Sunday, November 30, 2008

Welcome home space shuttle Endeavour

NASA TV   Strong crosswinds and thunderstorms in Florida forced a change of plans for the space shuttle landing today. So this afternoon, Endeavour returned to Earth with what NASA called a “safe and successful” landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave desert. Years ago, I was a TV news field producer assigned to cover the landing of a space shuttle at […]