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The orbiter Discovery drops toward Runway 15 at NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida for landing after completing mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. Discovery traveled 5.3 million miles, landing on orbit 202.

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+camerahound
07/17/06 10:29 PM GMT
Man, you be faaaasssss, baby, faaaasss... One quick thought, Phil: do they usually come in with so many burn marks on the upper sides of the shuttle?
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Veni. Vidi. Volo in domum meum recedo!
&philcUK
07/17/06 10:40 PM GMT
yes - it usually looks pretty battle scarred by the time it lands - a plunge through seventeen hundred degree Celsius heat will do that to you but it always scrubs up well :-)
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::heidlerr
07/17/06 11:15 PM GMT
Welcome home Discovery! Great capture! Thanks for this historic view.
Russ
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
.Jhihmoac
07/17/06 11:50 PM GMT
Another successful mission in the history books! Thanks for posting this and the entire STS-121 photo coverage!
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::ghostknife
07/17/06 11:51 PM GMT
Thanx for putting up these great images Phil, thats one big glider ! cheers.
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::Anita54
07/17/06 11:59 PM GMT
Great job keeping us up to date with a pictoral history of this mission Phil. Truly appreciate it and thank you. Anita
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Resonate with what is true for you and leave the rest.
.ted3020
07/18/06 12:21 AM GMT
You certainly are finding new and unique photos. I've never seen this angle. Good work. Ted
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::PatAndre
07/18/06 3:25 AM GMT
Oh yeah. I sat on the edge of my seat and cheered this baby on down. When she touched earth I stood up and cheered. I was hoping you would post a pic of her returning to Mother Earth. Man, did we ever need for this to go right what with everything else going on in the world. Thks for posting.
Pat
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.apofix
02/11/08 11:24 AM GMT
vAI e Bem ---- i Like
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