| GEO World|
| Space shuttle Discovery lands in California|
| Updated at: 0755 PST, Saturday, September 12, 2009|
HOUSTON: NASA's space shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California at 5:53 pm local time (0053 GMT) on Friday.
The shuttle successfully made the steep descent -- at an angle seven times more acute than a commercial jet -- through thin cloud to runway 22 at the desert base.
Shortly after touchdown, NASA deployed teams of white-suited inspectors to scour the outside of the space craft to make sure it was undamaged and the astronauts could disembark safely.