[singlepic=310,200,,,right]Space shuttle Atlantis has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

Atlantis made a slow docking at 10.48 GMT (06:48 EDT), and the crew recived a warm welcome from everybody onboard the ISS after first performing a back-flip to let the ISS crew check the underside for damage.

NASA said that some debris from the fuel tank did hit the orbiter during its launch, but no damage was detected.

A 11-day mission now awaits the Atlantis crew as they aim to double the station’s energy-generating capacity by fitting a new solar array.

External Links:
Nasa Shuttle Website
Atlantis Launch Blog

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.