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Space Shuttle Discovery home after 15-day mission

Space Shuttle Discovery Home After 15-day Mission

Mission for ISS resupply using the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. The mission also marked the 1st time that 4 women were in space & the 1st time that 2 Japanese astronauts were together in space. Lenght of journey was 15 days 2 hours, 47 minutes, 10 seconds and it is the longest mission for this space shuttle. Discovery has flown 38 flights, completed 5,247 orbits, and has spent 322 days in orbit. Discovery is the orbiter fleet leader, having flown more flights than any other orbiter in the fleet, including four in 1985 alone. Discovery flew all three "return to flight" missions after the Challenger and Columbia disasters: STS-26 in 1988, STS-114 in 2005, and STS-121 in 2006. Discovery is scheduled to fly the last space shuttle mission: STS-133 set for launch to September 2010.

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