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RELEASE : 06-050
After Successful Mission, NASA Watches Shuttle Come Home

Local media are invited to watch with NASA Langley Research Center employees as Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-121) lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday morning.

The Pearl Young Theater will open at 8:30 a.m. EDT for employees to watch the 9:07 a.m., July 17 landing on a large viewing screen. NASA Langley's News Media Office will issue a Media Advisory if this schedule changes.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Rink at 344-7711 and plan to be at NASA Langley's main gate no later than 8:15 a.m.

A team of Langley managers, researchers and other personnel supported various aspects of Discovery's flight. The mission is the 115th Shuttle flight and 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station.

For this second Return-to-Flight launch and similar to last year's mission, Discovery's crew tested new equipment and procedures to increase Shuttle safety, and delivered spare parts and supplies to the Station.

For information about the STS-121 crew and its mission to the International Space Station, visit:


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