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STS108-E-5053

July 14, 2011
Astronauts Dominic L. Gorie (background), STS-108 commander, and Mark E. Kelly, pilot, are in their respective stations during rendezvous operations with the International Space Station (ISS). Gorie brought Endeavour to a gentle linkup with the ISS at 2:03 p.m. (CST) as the two craft sailed over England. Within minutes, Kelly and astronauts Linda M. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani (out of frame), mission specialists, began to conduct post-docking checks of the mechanical interface between Endeavour and the station's Destiny Laboratory prior to the opening of the hatches on the two vehicles. This image was recorded with a digital still camera.