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ISS NASA Space Science

Shuttle Discovery Docks With Space Station 77

Posted by timothy
from the hey-buds-let's-party dept.
Velcroman1 writes "The space shuttle Discovery has docked with the International Space Station for the final time at 2:15 p.m. EST, where it will make a last delivery to the orbiting space lab — before parking ultimately at a museum. With Discovery's presence, the ISS becomes a truly 'international' space station. This is the first time spacecraft from the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan have all docked simultaneously, NASA said. The station also hosts the Leonardo Multipurpose Module built by the Italian Space Agency and recently gained Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic handyman."
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Shuttle Discovery Docks With Space Station

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  • by MachDelta (704883) on Saturday February 26, 2011 @05:35PM (#35326238)

    If your threshold for amazement is violating the known laws of the universe, I fear you are destined to live a very, VERY boring life.
    People seem to forget that in the last ~100 years we've gone from thinking nothing heavier than air could ever fly, to landing robots on other freaking planets.
    The fact that a manned craft going to outer space elicits nothing more than a yawn from most people is both frightening and humbling.

    C'est la vie.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"