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Space shuttle Discovery lands in Florida, capping its 39th and final mission

Discovery glides in for its final landing on March 9, 2011

It took space shuttle Discovery several months to get off the ground on its final mission, but the shuttle’s landing came off without a hitch. Discovery touched down on schedule, just before noon March 9, putting an end to its 26 years of service, in which the orbiter made 39 trips to space and logged [...]

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