Discovery space shuttle set to return to Earth on Monday

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Cape Canaveral, Apr 18(ANI): NASA's space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday after a 14-day mission.

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

If Discovery is unable to land on Monday, additional opportunities are available at Kennedy on Tuesday, and backup landing site at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Approximately two hours after Discovery lands, NASA officials will hold a briefing to discuss the mission.

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

The crew will participate in a post-landing news conference about four and a half hours after landing. (ANI)

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