<p>Docked with the International Space Station, a Russian Progress spacecraft seems to take aim at the <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html">space shuttle</a> <em>Discovery</em> as the shuttle approaches the ISS, as seen in an astronaut picture taken last Saturday.</p><p><em>Discovery</em> docked with the station at 2:14 p.m. ET that day. <em>Discovery'</em>s crew is spending 11 days at the station to deliver supplies and help install new modules.</p>

Discovery's Approach

Docked with the International Space Station, a Russian Progress spacecraft seems to take aim at the space shuttle Discovery as the shuttle approaches the ISS, as seen in an astronaut picture taken last Saturday.

Discovery docked with the station at 2:14 p.m. ET that day. Discovery's crew is spending 11 days at the station to deliver supplies and help install new modules.

Photograph courtesy NASA

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