Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Discovery swooped through the predawn darkness and landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert at 5:11 a.m. PDT, concluding the first shuttle re-entry since Columbia's tragic return.
The landing was moved to California because of thunderstorms at the shuttle's home base of Cape Canaveral, Fla.
"Congratulations on a truly spectacular test flight," Mission Control said once Discovery came to a stop. "Welcome home, friends."
My thoughts exactly!