June 21, 2011
On the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, astronauts James D. Halsell, Jr. (right), mission commander, and Scott J. Horowitz, pilot, go over rendezvous procedures prior to the docking with the International Space Station (ISS). Later, flying five miles a second above Ukraine, Halsell gently pulled the shuttle into port, flawlessly latching his 100-ton spacecraft to the 35-ton ISS for a five-day stay. Halsell and his crew performed the rendezvous and docking with the station by the book, docking on target at 11:31 p.m. (CDT) May 20.
Topics: Space, Spaceflight, Space exploration, James D. Halsell , Jr., STS-74, Space rendezvous, James D. Halsell, Astrodynamics, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft