Apr 20, 2010 9:56 AM by Katie Durio

Space Shuttle Discovery Back on Earth


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.




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