Going Through the Safety Checklist

Work to safely shut down Atlantis’ systems continues. It’s been a little more than 30 minutes since the shuttle and its crew touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A landing convoy is gathering around the vehicle to work on "safing" procedures.

Following purge and cooling system connections, the crew transport vehicle, or CTV, will be moved into position alongside the orbiter access hatch on Atlantis’ port side.