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  • Docked!
    Posted by Frank Morring, Jr. 5:15 AM on Feb 10, 2010

    The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station tonight, delivering a new pressurized node with a seven-window cupola to give station crews a new view of the world spinning below them.

    Docking came at 12:06 a.m. EST Wednesday, as STS-130 mission commander George Zamka eased the orbiter onto a pressurized mating adaptor at the front of the Harmony node.


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    "Endeavour, Houston; capture confirmed," controllers radioed as the Russian-built docking mechanisms on the station and orbiter connected.


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    Endeavour's six-member crew will join their five ISS counterparts after the connection between their two massive spacecraft is checked for leaks.

    The shuttle is scheduled to remain at the station until Feb. 18. Three  spacewalks are planned to link the Tranquility node to the station electrical and cooling systems at its new home on the side of the Unity node.


    Tags: os99, STS130, ISS, Endeavour, docking

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