Shuttle Discovery lands to end four month mission

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Space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth early today, bringing the first crew of the international space station back from a four-and-a-half month mission spent building and fixing the orbiting outpost.

Space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth early today, bringing the first crew of the international space station back from a four-and-a-half month mission spent building and fixing the orbiting outpost.

Discovery landed at 2:3am (0731 GMT) , almost two weeks after blasting off to retrieve the three space station pioneers.

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