Space shuttle crew set to return to earth Monday

April 17th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News  

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) — Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission, NASA said on Saturday.

NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Discovery to land.

Monday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 8:51 a.m. and 10:26 a.m. EDT.

If Discovery is unable to land Monday, additional opportunities are available at Kennedy on Tuesday at approximately 7:33 a.m. and 9:08 a.m., and at backup landing site Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., at approximately 9 a.m., 10:36 a.m. and 12:11 p.m.

After touchdown, the astronauts will undergo routine physical examinations and meet with their families.

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