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Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 8:52 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot James P. Dutton, Jr. performed a fly around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex.
Weather permitting, the deorbit burn is planned for 7:43 a.m. Monday, leading to a landing at 8:51 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility.
The crew was notified that the Mission Management team has cleared space shuttle Discovery’s thermal protection systems for entry. The MMT did not work any other major issues.
The aft section of the docked space shuttle Discovery and the station's robotic Canadarm2 are featured in this image photographed by an STS-131 crew member on the International Space Station. The Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula (center) and Nile River (left) are seen approximately 215 miles below. Credit: NASA.
Space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station shortly after undocking. Image credit: NASA TV.Volcano's Ash No Threat to Space Shuttle Landing