Atlantis docks onto the space station.

POSTED: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 9:29am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm

The space shuttle Atlantis is now piggy backing off the International Space Station.

Atlantis docked at the outpost late Wednesday morning and a short time later the hatch opened and the crew of Atlantis boarded the space station. Astronauts will stay a week delivering nearly 15 tons of spare parts needed to keep the ISS running for another decade.

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