(25 July 2011)
"To: Gerlinda Re: Shuttle landed early"
Could you link us to the article that you mentioned? The only one I see on spaceweather.com from July 21st says that the picture was taken 21 minutes before Atalntis started the de-orbit burn (http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=21&month=07&year=2011). I don't see any reference to the shuttle landing early.