Atlantis launched delayed by lightning
[singlepic=161,220,,,right]The Space Shuttle Mission Management Team decided to postpone the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis…
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.