Crews Bid Farewell, Leonardo Back in Discovery

The shuttle and station crews have bid each other farewell and are in the process of closing the hatches between the spacecraft.

Leonardo is back inside Discovery’s payload bay and latched down for the ride home. Shuttle astronauts Kevin Ford and Jose Hernandez were at the controls of the International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm 2. They grappled Leonardo and removed it from the Harmony node and placed it inside the shuttle for the return home.