Shuttle Discovery Crew Back on Earth

The space shuttle Discovery comes in for a landing June 14, 2008

The space shuttle Discovery comes in for a landing June 14, 2008 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Space shuttle Discovery is back safely on the ground following its Saturday morning landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The seven astronauts wrapped up a mission to the international space station to deliver a Japanese science module.

The 32,000-pound Kibo laboratory is now the biggest room on the space station.

The shuttle crossed the Gulf of Mexico and flew near the city of Naples, just south of Tampa before gliding down through scattered clouds to the landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center.

One astronaut who may have the most difficulty following the landing is Garrett Reisman. After three months on the space station, Reisman will have to re-adapt to normal gravity.

Compiled from NPR reports.



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