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Shuttle docks with space station
Space shuttle Atlantis has successfully docked with the International Space Station.


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The space shuttle Atlantis has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at 16:53 GMT, as they were orbiting 354 km above Earth.

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Atlantis astronauts Tuesday inspected the space shuttles thermal protection system, checked out spacesuits and prepared to dock with the International Space Station.
Much of the day for Commander Charles Hobaugh, Pilot Barry Wilmore and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Randy Bresnik, Mike Foreman and Robert Satcher Jr. was devoted to inspection of the shuttles heat-resistant tiles and reinforced carbon-carbon surfaces on the wing leading edges and the nose.

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TLE Data
STS 129
1 36094U 09062A 09321.07484751 -.03343642 11691-4 -23894-3 0 34
2 36094 051.6860 241.8400 0106104 006.5282 113.4196 16.21771489 49


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