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Headed Home: Atlantis Shuttle Crew Departs a Larger ISS

Headed Home: Atlantis Shuttle Crew Departs a Larger ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) as seen by cameras aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis during a flyaround after the orbiter undocked from the orbital laboratory on Sept. 17, 2006 during the STS-115 mission. (Image credit: NASA TV.)


HOUSTON - NASA's space shuttle Atlantis undocked

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Tariq Malik
Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter.