Spaceflight Now

Discovery's path to landing

Posted: July 15, 2006

If Discovery's homecoming is delayed one orbit for weather or other factors, these maps show the space shuttle's track during re-entry and landing at Kennedy Space Center on the backup opportunity available Monday, July 17. This track would be used for the Orbit 203 landing opportunity, leading to touchdown on Runway 33 at 10:50 a.m. EDT.