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The orbiter Discovery appears surrounded by vegetation as it lands at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15 after a 4.3-million-mile mission to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown was at 2:22:58 p.m. EDT, wheel stop at 2:24:06 p.m. EDT.

The 11-day, 21-hour, 12-minute mission accomplished the goals set for the 11th flight to the International Space Station: swapout of the resident Station crew, delivery of equipment supplies and scientific experiments, and installation of the Early Ammonia Servicer and heater cables for the S0 truss on the Station.

Discovery completed its 30th flight into space, the 106th mission of the Space Shuttle program. The landing was the first out of five in 2001to occur in daylight at KSC.

Date: August 22, 2001
Photo credit: NASA

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