STS-84 landing, Florida, USA, May 24, 1997. Creator: NASA.

STS-84 landing, Florida, USA, May 24, 1997. Creator: NASA.

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STS-84 landing, Florida, USA, May 24, 1997. Framed by the Vehicle Assembly Building in the distance, at left, and the Mate-Demate Device, the Space Shuttle Atlantis with its drag chute deployed touches down on Kennedy Space Center's (KSC) Runway 33 at the conclusion of the STS-84 mission. The Shuttle Training Aircraft piloted by Astronaut Kenneth D. Cockrell, acting deputy chief of the Astronaut Office, was flying alongside Atlantis. Main gear touchdown was at 9:27:44 a.m. EDT. STS-84 was the sixth of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Atlantis was docked with the Mir for five days. Besides docking and crew exchange, STS-84 included the transfer of more than 7,300 pounds of water, logistics and science experiments and hardware to and from the Mir.

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