Space shuttle lands in California after detour

September 12, 2009 03:59

Space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts are back on Earth. Discovery swooped through the clear California sky and landed at Edwards Air Force Base an hour before sunset Friday. The shuttle was detoured to NASA's backup touchdown site because of stormy weather in Florida. It was the second day in a row that rain and clouds prevented Discovery from returning to its home port. The landing capped Discovery's 14-day supply mission to the international space station. Astronaut Timothy Kopra, who spent nearly two months at the orbiting outpost, is experiencing gravity again.

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