Thursday, November 08, 2007

Shuttle Discovery Lands Safely

shuttle landing

The glided to a safe landing here Wednesday, bringing to a close an eventful mission that combined challenging space station construction and emergency repairs. fired the shuttle's braking rockets just before noon, time, beginning the return from orbit. The shuttle flew over from the northwest to the southeast and landed on the 15,000-foot landing strip shortly after 1 p.m.