Discovery to Perform Landing Tests Wednesday

On Wednesday, space shuttle Discovery's crew will peform the Flight Control System checkout and the Reaction Control System hot-fire. Landing is scheduled for Thursday at 7:05 p.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center.

Discovery's undocking occurred Tuesday at 3:26 p.m. The fly-around took place as the shuttle flew about 650 feet from the station using its primary reaction control system steering jets rather than the normal vernier thrusters.

The STS-128 crew completed all its major objectives including three spacewalks, transferring 17,000 pounds of cargo and delivery of three major research facilities.