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STS-131 Discovery returns to Earth for the final time!


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Pleased to announce that the space shuttle 'Discovery' on mission STS-131 has safely returned to Earth on Wednesday. This is the final flight made by this shuttle and is to be decommissioned shortly.

 

Some facts about Discovery:

 

1. Discovery has successfully completed 39 missions since its launch in 1984.

2. Discovery has been in space for a total of 365 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes and 34 seconds in its life.

3. Discovery has completed 5,830 orbits of Earth.

4. Discovery has travelled 148,221,665 miles.

5. Discovery has been through 39 sets of tyres.

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