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STS-116 Landing Day Image Gallery
12.22.06
 
STS-116 astronauts stop to speak to media after concluding mission STS-116. + View High-res
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STS-116 Commander Mark Polansky says a few words for the media following the landing of Discovery at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. From left are Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam and Joan Higginbotham, Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency. Main gear touchdown was at 5:32 p.m. EST. Nose gear touchdown was at 5:32:12 p.m. and wheel stop was at 5:32:52 p.m. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


Discovery touches down at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility concluding mission STS-116.+ View High-res
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Discovery touches down at sunset at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility concluding mission STS-116. The rescue vehicles in the background are in position in the unlikely event they are needed during post-landing operations. Discovery traveled 5,330,000 miles, landing on orbit 204. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes and 16 seconds. This is the 64th landing at Kennedy. Photo credit: Gary I. Rothstein, EPA
Discovery touches down at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.+ View High-res
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Discovery touches down on Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility as the sun sets. Aboard are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot William Oefelein, and Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam, Joan Higginbotham, Nicholas Patrick and Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency, as well as Thomas Reiter, who is returning from a 6-month stay on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/KSC
Discovery approaches touchdown on Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.+ View High-res
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On the shortest day of the year, Discovery approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, concluding mission STS-116. This is the 64th landing at Kennedy. Photo credit: NASA/KSC


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