The crew has emerged from the crew transport vehicle and are being greeted by NASA officials including Administrator Charlie Bolden and John Shannon, shuttle program manager out of Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Launch Director Mike Leinbach also was among the well wishers along with Lori Garver, deputy administrator and Mike Moses, the shuttle launch integration manager.
Mike Nappi of United Space Alliance also greeted the astronauts as did Kennedy Space Center Director and former astronaut Bob Cabana.
Leinbach carried the Atlantis banner that he unfurled following the shuttle's launch on July 8.
The crew is now inspecting the orbiter including the tiles and the landing gear.