Discovery Leaves Space Station, Heads for Home

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:51 PM CDT
This image provided by NASA shows the International Space Station's robotic arm grabbing cargo from Discovery, Aug. 31, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The shuttle Discovery detached from the International Space Station today and began its journey home to Earth, reports. The 13-day mission help resupply and repair the station; the seven crewmembers are scheduled to return to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:05pm Thursday.