Oct 26, 2007

Discovery docks with International Space Station

A good news from space! Two female astronauts are at the helm as the space shuttle Discovery docks with the International Space Station. It was for the first time that women have served in both roles at the same time. Watch the Video from Reuters.

Led by the shuttle commander, Pamela A. Melroy, and the station commander, Peggy A. Whitson, the crews met with shouts of greeting and hearty embraces as the two vehicles made their way around the earth at 17,000 miles per hour, crossing over North Carolina.

The shuttle, which is delivering an Italian-built module to serve as the berthing port for the new labs, linked up with the $100 billion space outpost more than 200 miles above Earth, two days after launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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