Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Discovery Fly Around of Station Begins

UPDATE 4:22 pm EDT: Discovery & space station - now separated by 252 feet - are now 232 miles above the Pacific Ocean south of Australia; Discovery beginning the station fly around maneuver.

[Note the shuttle's shadow on the starboard truss, which is the left side of this 4:21 pm image.]

"Discovery, Alpha, Godspeed. Thanks for making us symmetrical, giving us full power and all the other wonderful things you did for us. You did great work," Expedition 18 commander Mike Fincke called out from inside the Destiny lab.

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