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Photo: NASA TV -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida February 24, 2011

Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Discovery — the final journey

Space Shuttle Discovery is cruising in space on its final mission. Discovery lifted off with a thunder into the blue skies over Florida this afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center. During the 11-day mission, the  6 member crew will deliver important parts and equipment to the International Space Station. Discovery is due to return home on March 7.

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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle makes a California landing

Photo: NASA/Tom Tschida A two week journey in space came to an end for the crew of Discovery yesterday when the space shuttle landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert at 5:53 PDT. Discovery announced its arrival with two thunderous sonic booms over the Southland shortly before the picture perfect landing. During the trip, the seven member crew delivered supplies and research materials to the International Space Station. Discovery was due to land in Florida, but unstable weather conditions forced a change of plans to... Read More →

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