In the waning light after sunset, Endeavourís main gear touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at 6:03 p.m. EST. At the controls is Commander Brent Jett, completing the successful 10-day, 19-hour and 58-minute-long STS-97 mission. Other crew members on board are Pilot Michael Bloomfield and Mission Specialists Joseph Tanner, Carlos Noriega and Marc Garneau of Canada. On the 4.4-million-mile mission, Endeavour carried the P6 Integrated Truss Structure with solar arrays to power the International Space Station. The arrays and other equipment were installed during three EVAs that totaled 19 hours, 20 minutes. Endeavour was docked with the Space Station for 6 days, 23 hours, 13 minutes. This is the 16th nighttime landing for a Space Shuttle and the 53rd at Kennedy Space Center. (Photo Release Date: 12/11/2000 )
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