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Shuttle returns to Florida
Posted: Tue, Sep 22, 2009, 7:13 AM ET (1113 GMT)
STS-128: 747 landing in Florida (NASA/KSC) The space shuttle Discovery returned to Florida on Monday, completing a two-day cross-country aircraft trip from California. Discovery, perched atop its 747 carrier aircraft, landed at the Kennedy Space Center at 12:05 pm EDT (1605 GMT). Discovery and the 747 took off Sunday morning from Edwards Air Force Base in California, where the shuttle had landed September 11 at the end of the STS-128 mission. The flight made stops in Amarillo and Fort Worth, Texas, before making an overnight stop at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana; it flew the final segment to KSC on Monday morning.
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