Sunday, March 6, 2011

Space Shuttle Discovery Returns

The space shuttle and its crew of six have spent more than a week at the space station. They delivered and installed a new storage compartment that held a humanoid robot. Discovery will fly a victory lap of sorts around the orbiting lab, essentially for picture-taking. Then the shuttle astronauts will pull out an inspection boom and survey their ship for any signs of micrometeorite damage for the return Wednesday.

Discovery's six astronauts accomplished everything they set out to do: installing the new storage unit and an equipment platform at the space station, and conducting two spacewalks.

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