The U.S. space shuttle Discovery returned to the Kennedy Space Center Sunday aboard a specially modified Boeing 747 jet.
Television news footage showed the 747, with the shuttle on top, landing in Florida on a runway at the sprawling NASA facility, AP informs.
The shuttle took off Friday from Edwards Air Force Base in California, where it landed Aug. 9 after its first space mission since the shuttle Columbia blew up in 2003. The two aircraft stopped overnight at a military base in Louisiana.
On Thursday, NASA said there would be no more shuttle missions into space until March, 2006, at the earliest.
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986