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Shuttle Atlantis Docks With International Space Station For the Last Time 91

Posted by timothy
from the since-we-were-in-the-neighborhood dept.
The BBC reports, with video, that the shuttle Atlantis "has docked with the International Space Station for the final time. The shuttle has brought a year's supply of food and around two tonnes of other supplies and spare parts to the ISS," where the shuttle will remain docked for at least seven days.
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Shuttle Atlantis Docks With International Space Station For the Last Time

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  • Here's an idea... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jeffmeden (135043) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @02:21PM (#36713362) Homepage Journal

    Why not just leave the shuttle there? It went up with just 4 astronauts, surely a soyuz capsule can bring them back. Let's just leave the shuttle there as a large-scale escape pod and science area. Why not do that with all the shuttles? Do we really need that many of them showing up in museums? Is the shuttle any less space-worth over the long term than the rest of the ISS?

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