Discovery Crew Undocks, Starts Journey Home
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:24:03 PM EDT
Taken from NASA.GOV website:
Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 3:53 p.m. EDT Wednesday. At 5:09 p.m., the first of two separation burns was performed to move Discovery away from the station to start the journey home. The final separation burn occurred at 5:37 p.m.
The STS-119 crew is scheduled to go to sleep at 10:13 p.m. EDT. They will wake at 6:13 a.m. Thursday and perform a late inspection of Discovery’s thermal protection system using the shuttle robotic arm and the Orbital Boom Sensor System around 10:28 a.m.
Discovery's first landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will be Saturday at 1:43 p.m.
I may try and drive up for the landing! Perfect timing on a beautiful Saturday afternoon! I wish them best luck and a perfect landing safely back to home.