Space shuttle Discovery makes graceful landing for 39th and final time

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 13:00 in Astronomy & Space

CAPE CANAVERAL — Pilot Eric Boe brought space shuttle Discovery in for a graceful landing at Kennedy Space Center just before noon today, ending a 13-day mission as well as the orbiter's 27-year career. It was also the first step in the end of the U.S. space shuttle program.

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