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Shuttle and crew return to Earth

Published 29/03/2009

Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth and successfully wrapped up a construction mission that left the international space station with all its solar wings and extra electrical power.

The craft's return to Earth was delayed by two hours due to bad weather.

Discovery's 13-day flight was highlighted by the installation and unfurling of the space station's last pair of solar wings.

They now produce enough electricity to support a larger crew and conduct more research.

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