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UPDATE: Discovery lands in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WKOW) -- After a 15-day supply mission, the Space Shuttle Discovery astronauts have touched down at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center Tuesday just after 8:00 a.m., a landing that was delayed by rain just before daybreak.

The 6 million-mile journey concluded with a rare flyover of America's heartland.

This marks Discovery's next-to-last flight.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WKOW) -- The Space Shuttle Discovery astronauts are about to touch ground after a 15-day supply mission to the International Space Station.

Mission Control in Florida gave the team a green light to touchdown around 8:08 a.m. CST, after rain and fog worries prompted the flight director to skip the morning's first landing attempt. Bad weather also stymied Monday's scheduled landing.

Weather permitting, the shuttle should be visible as it zooms over Vancouver, British Columbia; Helena, Mont.; Wyoming; southwestern Nebraska; northeastern Colorado; southwestern Kansas; Oklahoma; Arkansas; Mississippi; Alabama; Georgia and finally Florida east of Gainesville.

You can watch the landing LIVE right here on WKOW.COM beginning at around 8:00 a.m. CST, just watch for the link at the top of the story and on our home page

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