June 28, 2011
The drag chute on the Space Shuttle Discovery is deployed as the vehicle rolls toward mission completion at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California. Onboard were astronauts Brian Duffy, Pamela A. Melroy, Leroy Chiao, William S. McArthur, Jr., Peter J.K. (Jeff) Wisoff, Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, and Koichi Wakata of Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA). Discovery touched down at 2 p.m. (PDT), October 24, and rolled to a stop on Edward's concrete runway at 2:0l, for a mission elapsed time of 12 days, 21 hours and 43 minutes.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, William S. McArthur, Pamela Melroy, Leroy Chiao, Koichi Wakata, Michael Lopez-Alegria