Saturday, April 17, 2010

STS-131: DIscovery Undocks from ISS

Shuttle Discovery pulls away from the ISS hatch.

Early this morning at about 7 a.m. MDT the docking latches were released and the shuttle moved away from the station. With the robotic arm draped across the empty cargo bay, it almost appears as if Discovery is making a farewell bow as she takes her leave from the Expedition 23 crew.

The STS-131 crew will spend a day preparing the orbiter for re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere, expecting to land early Monday morning at the Kennedy Space Center.

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