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 March 9, 2001 -- This video describes the docking activities performed on the third day of STS-102. Space Shuttle Discovery Commander James Wetherbee was delayed for about 35 minutes until CAPCOM Gerhard Thiele gave the word that both of the P6 Truss Solar Arrays were feathered and there was a "go" for docking. After completing leak and pressure checks, International Space Station Commander Bill Shepherd and Wetherbee opened the hatches on Pressurized Mating Adapter 2. Expedition Two Commander Yury Usachev led the rest of his crew into the U.S. Destiny Laboratory Module. Usachev and Pilot Yuri Gidzenko exchanged roles as STS-102 and International Space Station crewmembers. With the hatches closed, Usachev began working with Shepherd and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev to learn about the current configuration of his new temporary home in space as Discovery was being prepared for the space walk the following day.
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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/09/2002
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