Apr 20, 2010 9:56 AM by Katie Durio
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is back on
The shuttle and its seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy
Space Center on Tuesday morning.
Their arrival was delayed by rain that popped up right before
daybreak. But the sky cleared and Mission Control was able to bring
Discovery home. Rain also thwarted Monday's tries.
The 15-day, 6 million-mile journey to the International Space
Station concluded with a rare flyover of America's heartland.
Discovery crossed into North America over Vancouver, British
Columbia, and zoomed down over northeastern Washington, Helena,
Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and, finally, Florida.
It was Discovery's next-to-last flight.