HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23 Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5200 times:
In connection with the current STS 114 it is mentioned in the media that in case the Space Shuttle cannot land in Florida it might divert to either Edwards AFB or "New Mexico" which should be "White Sands Space Harbour".
Though I know, that the Space Shuttle has made several landings at EDW, I cannot recall any landings at White Sands ...
Has any Space Shuttle ever made a landing at White Sands Space Harbour ?
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
The NASA White Sands website even has a page dedicated to the event. They had a problem after the landing due to a dust storm kicking up all that fine sand. Apparently the sand got into all kinds of places it shouldn't have..