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Shuttle Discovery Docks With International Space Station
FoxNews.com ^ | February 26, 2011 | Space.com and news wires

Posted on 02/26/2011 12:19:30 PM PST by ColdOne

Space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station for the final time at 2:14 p.m. EST Saturday, where it will make a last delivery to the orbiting space lab -- before parking ultimately at a museum.

The two spacecraft were flying about 220 miles above western Australia at the time they docked for the 11-day mission to deliver supplies, spare parts, an extra storage module and a humanoid robot assistant to the International Space Station. Two spacewalks are also planned during the shuttle's week-long stay at the orbiting lab.

The shuttle and station crews will open hatches and hold the traditional welcome ceremony at about 4:18 p.m.

As Discovery closed in on the orbiting craft, the space station's commander couldn't resist a little ribbing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: discovery; iss; shuttle; spaceshuttle

1 posted on 02/26/2011 12:19:33 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
This is the last mission...now obama hands it off to the muzzies...


NASAToy


2 posted on 02/26/2011 12:24:12 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

That’s nice.


3 posted on 02/26/2011 12:29:34 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: ColdOne
Good

Now I can finally get my "Face in Space" certificate.

4 posted on 02/26/2011 2:08:15 PM PST by shadowcat
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