Birds Eye View of Shuttle Launch. Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace in an Strike Eagle as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches May at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. John Peltier
Space shuttle orbiter "Atlantis" glides back to Earth. She is heading for the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA-KSC and the conclusion of STS-129. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.