Space shuttle Discovery landing

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Space Shuttle Discovery touches down at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Getty Images)
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Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, left, and Dr Kuniaki Shiraki, executive director, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) talk near the shuttle. (Getty Images)
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The shuttle’s landing was delayed due to unacceptable weather conditions, but finally given the go-ahead at 9.08am local time.
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Space Shuttle Discovery was returning from a 15-day resupply mission to the International Space Station. (Getty Images)
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Nasa Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana (L), special assistant to the director Robert Hubbard (C) and Nasa deputy administrator Lori Garver scan the sky for the space shuttle. (Getty Images)
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Discovery's return leaves just three shuttle flights on Nasa's schedule before the ships are retired at the end of the year. (Getty Images)
Wed 21 Apr 2010 10:07 AM GST