Discovery docks with space station, readies for spacewalk

from CBC.ca archives | Sat, 29 May 1999

HOUSTON - A historic connection was made in space Saturday when the shuttle Discovery docked flawlessly with the International Space Station.

"You've made the first docking with space station look effortless, and you've set the standard for all those who follow," Mission Control told commander Kent Rominger, a U.S. navy pilot who guided Discovery in.

The docking kicks off a six-day mission for the shuttle crew, including Canadian astronaut, Julie Payette.

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