Peter Svensk

Welcome home, Discovery

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2006 at 6:44 am

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six returned to Earth through thick clouds Monday, ending an impressive mission that put NASA’s space program back on a solid, safer course.

Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center at 9:14 a.m. in only the second shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster killed seven astronauts.

“Welcome back, Discovery, and congratulations on a great mission,” Mission Control told shuttle commander Steven Lindsey after Discovery rolled to a stop.

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NASA’s shuttle landing blog

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