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Shuttle Atlantis Reaches ISSShuttle Atlantis Reaches ISS

September 11, 2006

STS-115 Commander Brent Jett guided Space Shuttle Atlantis to a smooth docking with International Space Station at 6:48 a.m. EDT today. Atlantis' arrival marks the resumption of the construction of the station.

Inside Atlantis' payload bay is the P3/P4 truss and a new set of solar arrays for the station. After the truss is attached to the station, the crew will conduct three spacewalks to outfit and prepare the truss and arrays for operation. STS-115 is the first station assembly mission since STS-113 in late 2002.

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For more information about Atlantis and the NASA Shuttle Program please visit the following sites:

NASA Space Shuttle Program

Unique Challenges Mark Next Shuttle Mission

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