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Space Shuttle Discovery touches down

US space shuttle Discovery made a successful return from space and has now retired after 39 missions

Space Shuttle Discovery touches down
US space shuttle Discovery as she glides in for landing March 09, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, landed back on Earth Wednesday after its final space flight and will now end its days as a museum piece to delight the crowds. The shuttle cruised onto the runway at Kennedy Space Center at 1657 GMT, wrapping up a rich, 27-year career in spaceflight that has spanned more distance and endured longer than any of the remaining three US shuttles. (AFP/Getty Images)

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