Space shuttle Discovery lands in Florida (Video)


The U.S. space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday, ending a 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The space shuttle landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:14 p.m., which was originally delayed due to gathering clouds and gusting winds, according to NASA officials.

“Welcome home Discovery after a great mission to bring the ISS to full power,” Mission Control radioed.

Discovery delivered the last piece of the space station’s backbone, a $433 million girder containing a fourth and final set of solar panel wings.

Landing aboard the space shuttle were mission commander Lee Archambault, pilot Tony Antonelli, and mission specialists Joseph Acaba, John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and Sandra Magnus.

VIDEO: Space Shuttle Discovery Lands