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DISCOVERY DOCKS WITH ISS



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C 31468

Space Shuttle Discovery reached its destination this morning when it 
docked with the International Space Station at 10:52 a.m. EDT. The 
STS-121 mission delivered supplies equipment and a third Expedition 13 
crew member to the station.

The STS-121 astronauts entered the station for the first time at 12:30 
p.m. EDT. They will spend the next week working with the Expedition 13 
crew transferring much needed supplies and hardware from the shuttle and 
the Leonardo multi-purpose logistics module to the station. Then, the 
two crews will transfer unneeded items from the station to Leonardo for 
the trip back to Earth. Leonardo is scheduled to be lifted out of 
Discoveryís payload bay and attached to the station Friday.

European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas Reiter arrived with STS-121. He 
will become Expedition 13ís third crew member later today.

Prior to docking, STS-121 Commander Steve Lindsey piloted Discovery 
through a back-flip maneuver to allow the station crew to capture 
imagery of the orbiterís heat shield.

+ NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html> | + STS-121 
Shuttle Mission TV Schedule 
<http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/mission_schedule.html>
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