Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier congratulates STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham on a job well done as NASA Administrator Mike Griffin shakes hands with STS-116 Pilot William Oefelein following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery on Runway 15 at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. During the STS-116 mission, three spacewalks attached the P5 integrated truss structure to the station, and completed the rewiring of the orbiting laboratory's power system. A fourth spacewalk retracted a stubborn solar array. Main gear touchdown was at 5:32 p.m. EST. Nose gear touchdown was at 5:32:12 p.m. and wheel stop was at 5:32:52 p.m. At touchdown -- nominally about 2,500 ft. beyond the runway threshold -- the orbiter is traveling at a speed ranging from 213 to 226 mph. Discovery traveled 5,330,000 miles, landing on orbit 204. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes and 16 seconds. This is the 64th landing at KSC. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier congratulates STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham on a job well done as NASA Administrator Mike Griffin shakes hands with STS-116 Pilot William Oefelein following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery on Runway 15 at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. During the STS-116 mission, three spacewalks attached the P5 integrated truss structure to the station, and completed the rewiring of the orbiting laboratory's power system. A fourth spacewalk retracted a stubborn solar array. Main gear touchdown was at 5:32 p.m. EST. Nose gear touchdown was at 5:32:12 p.m. and wheel stop was at 5:32:52 p.m. At touchdown -- nominally about 2,500 ft. beyond the runway threshold -- the orbiter is traveling at a speed ranging from 213 to 226 mph. Discovery traveled 5,330,000 miles, landing on orbit 204. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes and 16 seconds. This is the 64th landing at KSC. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Release Date: 
12/22/2006
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_who: 
Joan Higginbotham
facet_what: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
12-22-2006
facet_when_year: 
2006
Photo Number: 
KSC-06PD-2882
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-06PD-2882
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30876