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Discovery, Aggie Astronaut Back on Earth

Space Shuttle Discovery has returned to Earth after a two-week mission to the International Space Station.

The seven-person crew landed the shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:15 a.m. CT.

On their 5.7 million mile mission, Discovery installed a massive Japanese laboratory on the International Space Station, and brought parts to fix a toilet issue on the ISS.

Aggie astronaut Mike Fossum was on his second flight aboard Discovery. He performed the fourth, fifth and sixth spacewalks of his career to help install the lab module and perform other repairs.

In case you missed it or want to see it again, watch News 3's exclusive interview with Fossum aboard Discovery by clicking here.

Only 10 more shuttle flights to space remain before the fleet is retired. The next comes in October to conduct repairs to the Hubble space telescope.

This was the 23rd mission to the ISS.


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