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CryoSat-2 satellite launch.
On April 09, 2010 at 13:57 UTC a Russian "Dnepr” rocket-carrier orbited the "CryoSat-2” European Space Agency's satellite.
The satellite will monitor the effects of global warming on polar glaciers. The 140 million euro satellite, CryoSat-1, was built by the space company EADS Astrium for the European Space Agency.
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STS-131 / ISS docking.
On April 07, 2010 Space shuttle Discovery (STS-131 flight) docked with the International Space Station at 07:44 UTC.
Discovery delivered to the station new science racks and ammonia tanks. While there, two shuttle astronauts will perform three spacewalks to switch out ammonia tanks on the station.

In the photo: the station's robotic Canadarm2 grapples the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) from the payload bay of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-131) for relocation to a port on the Harmony node of the International Space Station.
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STS-131 launch.
On April 05, 2010 at 10:21 UTC the "Discovery” American Space Shuttle (STS-131 flight) was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
The shuttle Discovery carries a crew of seven and 10 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

Seated are NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter (right), commander; and James Dutton Jr., pilot. Pictured from the left (standing) are NASA astronauts Richard Mastracchio, Stephanie Wilson, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson, all mission specialists.
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