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Space shuttle Discovery back on the ground after an impressive mission

To the space station and back, with a success story.

Nail-biting suspense! Heroic courage! Spine-tingling risk! We decided to let this remarkable space story tell itself, with highlights from The Washington Post's coverage:

"Discovery's 15-day journey spanned 238 revolutions of Earth and 6.25 million miles.

"Scott Parazynski floated outside with wire cutters, pliers, and some homemade tools and fixed the torn wing.

"No one had ever ventured so far from the safe confines of the space station before, nor worked right up against a solar wing coursing with more than 100 volts of electricity and swaying back and forth."

Read the full story at The Washington Post .