Atlantis Headed for Station Docking

The crew of space shuttle Atlantis awoke at 4:28 a.m. EST to the song "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder, played for Mission Specialist Robert L. Satcher Jr.

Today is docking day in space, as space shuttle Atlantis closes the gap to the International Space Station and links up at 11:53 a.m. A series of maneuvers will take place prior to docking. Later in the day, the Express Logistics Carrier 1 will be unberthed from Atlantis' payload bay and handed off from the shuttle robotic arm to the space station robotic arm. At the end of the day, Mike Foreman and Satcher will "campout" in the Quest Airlock to prepare for Thursday's spacewalk.