September 28, 2011
Space Shuttle Discovery's drag chute is deployed as the spacecraft rolls toward wheels stop 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, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Environment, Pamela Melroy, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo A. Nespoli, Scott E. Parazynski, Douglas H. Wheelock, George D. Zamka, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle program