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Kennedy and Edwards Landing Opportunities for Tuesday

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:16 am via: NASA
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(NASA) – Space shuttle Discovery’s crew is prepared to return home Tuesday, as mission managers closely monitor weather that could affect their entry and landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Discovery’s crew will have two more opportunities to land at Kennedy on Tuesday, as well as three at Edwards Air Force base in California.

Space shuttle Discovery, with its payload bay facing Earth, is seen from the International Space Station after undocking on April 17. Image credit: NASA

Space shuttle Discovery, with its payload bay facing Earth, is seen from the International Space Station after undocking on April 17. Image credit: NASA

The first Kennedy opportunity Tuesday would see a deorbit burn at 6:28 a.m. EDT with a landing at 7:34 a.m. For the second opportunity the deorbit burn at 8:02 a.m. would lead to a landing 9:08 a.m.

For Edwards, the first opportunity deorbit burn would be at 7:56 a.m. with landing at 9:01 a.m. The next would have a deorbit burn at 9:30 a.m. and a landing at 10:35 a.m. while the third would begin with a deorbit burn at 11:05 a.m. leading to a landing at 12:11 a.m.

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