Washington, May 25: Atlantis, the space shuttle returned to Earth on Sunday, May 24 after a mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. It landed at an alternative location California because of bad weather.
The shuttle landed at Edwards Air Base after its mission had been extended by two days, when bad weather prevented its planned landing in Florida Friday and Saturday, May 23.
Five spacewalks were conducted by the crew and a new camera and spectrograph was added to the telescope Hubble. They also repaired other equipments and replaced its batteries and gyroscopes. The upgrades will keep Hubble working through at least 2014.