I said “Whew” when t…
I said “Whew” when the shuttle Discovery successfully left the launch pad recently, since it appeared that nothing banged into anything else that might cause trouble on re-entry. Now that it’s back, that calls for a double-“whew”.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Space Shuttle Discovery touched down safely in California Tuesday after spending two weeks in space, making it the first successful shuttle landing since Columbia broke apart over two-and-a-half years ago.

“Congratulations on a truly spectacular test flight,” Mission Control said once Discovery came to a stop. “Welcome home, friends.”

“We’re happy to be back and we congratulate the whole team for a job well done,” replied shuttle Commander Eileen Collins, who manned a picture-perfect landing.

The shuttle landed at 8:11 a.m. EDT, one minute early.

Leaves on time, lands a minute early. Let’s get our airlines doing that. >grin<

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