September 28, 2011
Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, concluding the 15-day STS-120 mission to the International Space Station. Onboard are astronauts Pam Melroy, commander; George Zamka, pilot; Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Clay Anderson and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, all mission specialists. Main gear touchdown was 1:01:16 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 7, 2007. Wheel stop was at 1:02:07 p.m. Mission elapsed time was 15 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds. The STS-120 crew continued the construction of the station with the installation of the Harmony Node 2 module and the relocation of the P6 truss.
Topics: STS-120, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Pamela Melroy, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo A. Nespoli, Scott E. Parazynski, Douglas H. Wheelock, George D. Zamka, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Human spaceflight, Environment