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Final space connection: Atlantis docks at station
Atlantis links up with International Space Station, marking final docking for a US shuttle
By The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) ' A space shuttle has pulled up for the last time at a space station.

Emotions were running high Sunday, in orbit and on Earth, as Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station.

It's the final docking to a space station ever by a NASA shuttle. Atlantis is being retired after this flight, the last of the 30-year shuttle program.



Mission Control's lead flight director declared "this is it" as he gave the OK for the historic linkup.

Atlantis is delivering four tons of food, clothes and other space station provisions. That represents a year's worth of supplies, providing a safety net for station crews in the looming post-shuttle era.

The 10 orbiting astronauts will spend the next week unloading everything.


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