Discovery Leaving International Space Station This Afternoon

Space Shuttle Discovery and a Soyuz spacecraft are docked with the ISS.  Photo Credit:  NASA.

Space Shuttle Discovery and a Soyuz spacecraft are docked with the ISS. Photo Credit: NASA.

The space shuttle Discovery will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) this afternoon at approximately 3:53 ET.  In its 8 days at the ISS, the Discovery crew delivered & installed a new set of solar arrays designed to increase power on the ISS by 25%.  Discovery also brought essential parts for the water recycling system on board the ISS.  For more information on the Discovery mission, see here.

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