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Space shuttle Discovery now docked

On Saturday at 2:14 p.m. EST, Commander Steve Lindsey backed space shuttle Discovery into pressurized mating adapter #2 on the International Space Station’s Harmony node.

The two spacecraft were flying about 220 miles above western Australia at the time they docked.

Discovery was the first space shuttle to dock to a space station when it docked to Russia’s Mir station on mission STS-91 on June 4,

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Discovery and the STS-131 mission crew return home safe

Discovery and the STS-131 mission crew, Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot James P. Dutton Jr. and Mission Specialists Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Rick Mastracchio, Stephanie Wilson, Clayton Anderson and Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki have returned from their mission to the International Space Station.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

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Successful Six Hour Spacewalk

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson wrapped up a successful six-hour 27-minute spacewalk early Friday, repressurising the space station’s Quest airlock module at 7:58 a.m. EDT.

The astronauts released a 1,700-pound ammonia coolant tank in the shuttle Discovery’s cargo bay so it could be moved to the space station and installed a rate gyro assembly,

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