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Shuttle Discovery Lands at Sheppard AFB on Trip Back to Florida

May 5, 1990 GMT

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AP) _ Bad weather delayed the space shuttle Discovery here Saturday, partway through its return trip to Florida from California atop a jumbo jet.

The shuttle, riding piggyback on NASA’s specially equipped Boeing 747, arrived in the afternoon from Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert.

The next leg of the flight back to Kennedy Space Center was delayed at least until Sunday because of bad weather farther east, said Sgt. Reed Henderson, spokesman for Sheppard Air Force Base.

Discovery landed at Edwards on April 29 after a mission to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope.