Skip to comments.Shuttle Discovery Docks With International Space Station
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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Now I can finally get my "Face in Space" certificate.