JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston--Using robotic precision in place of brute force, astronaut Garrett Reisman attached a nine-ton Russian module loaded with U.S. supplies and equipment to the International Space Station early Tuesday after an orbital "hole in one."
Appropriately, robot arm operator Reisman waited until orbital sunrise to dock the "Rassvet"--Dawn--compartment to the Earth-facing port of the Russian Zarya module as the shuttle Atlantis and the space station sailed 220 miles above Argentina.
"Capture," astronaut Piers Sellers called at 7:20 a.m. CDT. "Contact. And Houston, ISS robo. It looked … Read more