Atlantis Docks With Space Station

Mission to deliver Russian room to be shuttle's last
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2010 10:26 AM CDT
Atlantis' cargo bay intersects Earth's horizon on Saturday, May 15, 2010. A snagged cable forced Atlantis' astronauts to resort to a less comprehensive method of inspecting the shuttle.   (AP Photo/NASA)

(Newser) – Space shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station for the final time this morning, reports, capping a two-day flight meant to deliver a $200 million Russian module. "It is an absolutely stunning view," said Atlantis' commander as the ISS came into view. Hatches are to open just after noon, and both the ISS and shuttle were expected to miss a piece of space debris in the neighborhood.

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