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"The weather could not be better," NASA's Mission Control informed the Atlantis astronauts as they neared the de-orbit burn for a descent to the Kennedy Space Center.The braking maneuver is scheduled for 4:49 a.m., EDT.Touchdown is scheduled for 5:56 a.m., EDT.Though clear, it will be about 42 minutes before sunrise in Central Florida.In Mission Control, shuttle communicator Charlie Hobaugh, shuttle weather communicator Barry Wilmore, entry flight director Tony Ceccacci and weather flight director Richard Jones, pictured left to right, ponder the final orbit of Atlantis. Photo Credit/NASA TV
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