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Day: August 10, 2005

Space Shuttle Discover Returns Home Safely

Space Shuttle Discover Returns Home Safely

After 14 days in space, Space Shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California at 5:11 am PDT. This was the first manned space flight since the Columbia disaster. On board was Commander Eileen Collins (New York), and astronauts Steve Robinson (California), James Kelly (Iowa), Andy Thomas (Australia), Wendy Lawrence (California), Charlie Camarda (New York), and Soichi Noguchi (Japan). This flight was not without it’s drama. A one pound chunk of foam fell off the fuel tank during…

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