Mission Control said the words that people wanted to hear:

“…”Congratulations on a tremendous mission and a great landing Pam,” Mission Control radioed once the shuttle rolled to a stop.”

link: Discovery returns to Earth, ends 15-day mission

In the morning skies, it was possible to see Discovery as a little dot moving across the heavens. It made the heart race a bit quicker, knowing that the tiny speck was racing home to Florida. It was history – and spectacular. Kudos to Commander Melroy and the Discovery crew – welcome home!

Catherine Forsythe

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