Discovery to come to Earth tomorrow

The space shuttle Discovery has completed all tasks required for mission STS-131. A complete once over of the shuttle’s heat shield cleared it for landing and the vehicle said goodbye to the International Space Station by flying around it to capture the ISS from all angles. Discovery then departed to prepare for the landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:48 EDT (13:48 BST). The shuttle will be taking a path from the north-east, allowing it to be seen by many a populated area, the first time this has been done since the Columbia disaster. Videos of the end of mission tasks have been placed on NASA’s youtube channel and are shown below:

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