Endeavour Docks with ISS

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour has docked with the international space station 220 miles up.

Commander Christopher Ferguson guided the shuttle to a smooth docking late Sunday afternoon. His ship's radar worked just fine, despite earlier trouble with the antenna.

The linkup kicks off a huge home makeover that will allow twice as many astronauts to live on the space station beginning next year.

Click here to read more about the technology developed locally that's being brought to the ISS.

An hour before the docking, Ferguson guided Endeavour through a 360-degree backflip. Mike Fincke and another space station resident took zoom-in pictures of the somersaulting shuttle. The images will help NASA determine whether Endeavour sustained any damage during liftoff Friday night.

At least two pieces of debris have been spotted so far in launch pictures.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 34559599 - kbtx.com/a?a=34559599
Gray Television, Inc.