Space Shuttle Discovery lands safely
News story originally written on February 21, 1997
Space Shuttle Discovery landed safely at 2:32 am Central Time at the Kennedy
Space Center on Friday, February 21. This is the ninth nighttime land in
Shuttle program history. The completed mission was a complete success. The
Hubble Space Telescope has been repaired and is expected to be running again
within the next few weeks, after it has been calibrated. The mission had five
spacewalks and accumulated 4.1 million miles in distance.
The first landing opportunity at 1:41am was denied due to low clouds over the
Kennedy Space Center. Once the weather cleared, Discovery made its descent.
The next repair misssion to the Hubble Space Telescope is expected in 1999.
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