At 9:14am today the shuttle Discovery made a flawless touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center, ending a successful mission. After an incident free launch the crew of the Discovery docked with the International Space Station where they conducted three spacewalks and resupplied the station. Two of the astronauts who went up with Discovery stayed aboard the ISS, and will remain there for the next six months. If all goes well, Atlantis is slated to launch as early as August 27, and will carry a new piece of the ISS, hopefully getting the construction of the station back on line so that it can be completed before the fleet of shuttles is retired in 2010. It is a good day in the space exploration community.
To infinity, and beyond!