Discovery Undocks

Pilot Kevin Ford undocked Space shuttle Discovery from the International Space Station at 3:26 p.m. EDT while the two spacecraft flew 223 miles above western China, near the Mongolian border.

After backing Discovery away to a distance of 400 feet, Ford will perform a fly-around at 3:55 p.m. The 3/4 -lap around the station will enable the shuttle crew to survey and photograph the complex. Discovery will perform a maneuver to separate from the station at 5:09 p.m.