Discovery Heads for Home

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 6:02 PM CDT
Discovery Heads for Home
In this image from NASA Television, the space station is seen from the Shuttle Discovery after undocking Wednesday.   (AP Photo/NASA TV)

The space shuttle Discovery and its seven-astronaut crew undocked from the International Space Station today after an eight-day mission, reports. Before heading toward earth, the shuttle flew around the station to get the first photos of its handiwork—the installation of a final set of solar panels that brought the station to full power. Discovery is due home Saturday.
(More International Space Station stories.)

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