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Discovery Lands in Florida
Discovery Lands in Florida
17 Jul 2006
(Source: NASA Headquarters)

The STS-121 astronauts returned home today from a successful mission to the International Space Station when Space Shuttle Discovery touched down at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Landing occurred at 9:14 a.m. EDT.

Discovery gave the United States a birthday present when it launched July 4. STS-121 spent just under 13 days in orbit, with almost nine days at the station. Discovery delivered supplies, equipment and a new Expedition 13 crew member to the orbital outpost.

During three spacewalks, the STS-121 crew members performed maintenance on the station?s mobile transporter and tested orbiter heat shield repair techniques. They also conducted joint operations with the Expedition 13 crew.

STS-121 was the 115th shuttle mission and the 18th to visit the space station. Also, landing marked the end of Discovery's 32nd flight.

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Last Updated: 17 Jul 2006