Discovery Moves in to Dock with Space Station

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- Discovery has arrived. After performing a slow back flip, the space shuttle has docked at the international space station.

Now the hard work begins. The crew is delivering a bus-sized science lab that will be added to the facility. The crew also brought a spare pump to repair the only on-board toilet, which broke nearly two weeks ago.

Click here to watch Aggie Astronaut Mike Fossum speak to News 3 from aboard Discovery.

Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff now begins a six-month stay aboard the space station. He'll replace Garrett Reisman, who has been on board since March.

Also moving in for a half-year is a 12-inch Disney action figure -- Buzz Lightyear, the character who always yearned to blast off "to infinity and beyond." He finally got his wish.


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