Atlantis is safely down

Atlantis is safely down

Atlantis is safely down

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Feb. 20 2008 9:51 AM

Atlantis is safely down

The Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down safely today.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

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There's not much to add to this, except to note where I first heard that it was down, when I checked about a half hour after landing. The NASA website? No, no mention there. The Kennedy Space Center site? Nope, nothing. The KSC Space Shuttle Landing blog? No, that hasn't been updated since February 17!

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No, I saw it first on... Fark. Yes, Fark.

Nice work, NASA.

Too many Farkisms fit here:

  • "Fail".
  • "You know who else wouldn't cover the Shuttle landing?"
  • "Rick Romano reports that NASA websites may not be up-to-date."
  • "Still no cure for spy satellites."
  • "News: NASA site not updated. Fark: Bad Astronomer learns about Shuttle landing on Fark."
  • and, of course,

I'll note too that after I drafted this post, NASA's main page has a note that Atlantis landed safely.