- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery has left the international space station.

The shuttle undocked from the orbiting outpost Wednesday after eight days.

During the mission, the crews successfully boosted electrical power and science research at the station by installing solar wings.

Discovery will make a victory lap around the space station, primarily to take pictures of the complex with its new set of wings. Mission Control and the rest of the world will have to wait a little longer, though, to see how it looks because there won’t be any television availability.

The astronauts also got a urine-to-drinking water machine working properly and will bring back five months of science experiments.



Discovery and its crew of seven are due back Saturday.

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