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Space shuttle Endeavour is currently sneaking up on the ISS prior to docking at around 10:15 GMT, with NASA providing live coverage of the space mating here.

Endeavour, as seen from the ISS earlier today. Pic: NASA TVOn board the veteran vehicle are commander Mark Kelly; pilot Gregory H Johnson; mission specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff and Andrew Feustel; and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori.

They'll be met by ISS Expedition 27 commader Dmitry Kondratyev; flight engineers Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev; Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency; and NASA's Cady Coleman and Ron Garan.

NASA elaborates: "The combined crew of 12 will begin almost 12 days of operations while the spacecraft are docked, including installation of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 and four spacewalks. Beginning at 9:16 a.m. (13:16 GMT), they will operate the shuttle and station’s robotic arms to transfer the spare parts carrier, Express Logistics Carrier 3, from the shuttle to installation on the station. Among items on it are a spare ammonia tank, a high-pressure oxygen tank, two S-band antennas and 10 circuit breakers." ®

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