Shuttle Docks at Space Station

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2009 4:41 PM CDT
Shuttle Docks at Space Station
In this image from NASA TV (looking from the shuttle Discovery) the space station closes in for docking.    ((AP Photo/NASA TV))

Space shuttle Discovery has arrived at the International Space Station. The shuttle docked with the orbiting outpost late this afternoon, carrying the station's final set of solar wings. Before arriving, Discovery did a 360-degree backflip so station astronauts could photograph its belly. NASA will examine the photos as a precaution to check for damage during launch. Discovery will remain at the space station eight days. (More space shuttle stories.)

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