Shuttle Atlantis Arrives at Space Station

By | November 18, 2009

The space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of six arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday to drop off some massive spare parts for the orbiting laboratory.

The two vehicles linked up on time at 11:53 a.m. EST as the two spacecraft flew 220 miles above Earth.

“We’re crashing the party,” Atlantis commander Charlie Hobaugh radioed to the waiting station crew when the shuttle was about a mile away. “We’re looking forward to seeing you guys,” station astronaut Jeff Williams replied.

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