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Shuttle Discovery docks at International Space Station

Nasa's space shuttle Discovery has docked with the International Space Station, without the use of the normal radar tracking system.

It is only the second time in 10 years a shuttle has docked without radar assistance.

Discovery's commander Alan Poindexter used a video feed of the docking hatches to line the shuttle up with the ISS.


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