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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bryan Lunney
Its decades-long mission accomplished, space shuttle Discovery headed home to retirement after undocking from the International Space Station on Monday for the last time.
The space shuttle and space station crews hustled to take care of last-minute business Sunday before sealing the hatches between them.
"It's been a hoot," Lunney told the astronauts. "Couldn't have had a better choice for my last flight."
Flight director Bryan Lunney said he doesn't expect Discovery's departure from the space station _ the last one ever _ to be emotional for him.