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July 14, 2011
Astronauts Dominic L. Gorie (center), STS-108 commander, and Mark E. Kelly, pilot, are seated at their respective stations during rendezvous operations with the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Linda M. Godwin, mission specialist, is at left. Gorie brought Endeavour to a gentle linkup with the ISS at 2:03 p.m. (CST), December 7 as the two craft sailed over England. Within minutes, astronauts Kelly and Godwin along with Daniel M. Tani (out of frame), mission specialist, 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.