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Main » 2009 » August » 31 » Discovery (STS-128) docked to the ISS.


Discovery (STS-128) docked to the ISS.
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On August 31, 2009 Space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station at 00:54 UTC delivering more than seven tons of cargo and a new crew member to the International Space Station and its Expedition 20 crew.
The shuttle and station crews opened hatches at
02:33 UTC and greeted one another beginning a week’s worth of joint operations that includes three spacewalks and transfer of 15,000 pounds of supplies and logistics to sustain the six-person crew on the station.
Discovery has celebrated its 25th birthday by a successful docking. Discovery began its 1st flight on
August 30, 1984.
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