This picture shows the solid rocket boosters seperating from Shuttle Atlantis after the launch. Atlantis is now on its way to the ISS.
Courtesy of NASA
Adding on To The International Space Station (Updated!)
News story originally written on February 8, 2001
It's time to add onto the International Space Station (ISS).
The Destiny laboratory was launched on the shuttle
on February 7, 2001. Astronauts will perform spacewalks to connect the laboratory to the ISS.
The Destiny lab is where all of the science research will be done aboard the station. There will even be experiments there that will try to find a cure for cancer!
So, this lab is very important!
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