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There Went The Boom!

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Discovery woke us up this morning with a crack and a boom at about the buttcrack of dawn with the 5:12 AM shuttle landing. Bad weather in Florida brought Discovery to California and Edwards Air Force Base. The Shuttle landed without a problem after some in-space repairs. Spokespeople for NASA said that the safe landing honors the crew of space shuttle Columbia who died when the shuttle broke apart 16 minutes before landing two and a half years ago. As we move towards new adventures in space, the question becomes what will replace the now very old (and faulty) shuttle program?