Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Discovery Undocks from Space Station

Following eight days of joint docked operations to attach and power up the final solar array truss and perform three spacewalks, Discovery undocked from the international space station this afternoon and slowly moved away as the orbiter begins her trip home.

Undocking occurred as the shuttle and station complex traveled 216 miles over the Indian Ocean in orbital darkness at 3:53 pm EDT today. [image above]

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