HOUSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station Wednesday at 7:42 a.m. EDT, ending a nearly nine-day visit to the orbital outpost.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's STS-124 crew arrived at the station June 2, delivering the Japanese Pressurized Module -- the second pressurized component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.
The crew performed three spacewalks while at the station.
Discovery moved a slight distance from the space station and conducted a more than four-hour examination of the shuttle's wings and nose to determine whether any damage occurred during lift off from the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA controllers in Houston said the shuttle is scheduled to return to Earth Saturday and land at the space center.