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Orbiter: Endeavour
Shuttle Mission: STS-111
Date: June 19, 2002

Follow along with our landing video coverage! Pre-launch and launch day videos are also available.

Touchdown! Shuttle Endeavour has successfully landed on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, concluding its mission to the International Space Station and returning the Expedition Four crew to Earth.

Landing Milestones
Information is projected and subject to change.

Deorbit Burn: 12:50 p.m. EDT
Landing Site: EAFB Runway 22
Main gear touchdown: 1:57:41 p.m. EDT
Nose gear touchdown: 1:57:53 p.m. EDT
Wheel stop: 1:58:45 p.m. EDT  
Mission duration: 13 days, 20 hrs, 36 min
Total number of orbits: 217
Mission miles logged: 5.8 million statute miles

Did you know?

Unlike launches for which a "go" for liftoff can be given within minutes of changing weather conditions during the launch window, the landing site must be chosen more than an hour before touchdown, when the deorbit burn takes place. A switch in sites usually can be made up to 90 minutes prior to landing.

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June 21, 2002 Online coverage by: Dennis Armstrong (NASA), Anna Heiney (IDI), Matt Cavagnaro (NASA)
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