Crews Open Shuttle, Station Hatches
At 5:11 a.m. EDT, the crews opened shuttle and station hatches. Discovery's
seven-person crew joined the six-person space station crew, beginning more
than a week of work together. Four women are aboard the same spacecraft for
the first time as Discovery Mission Specialists Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger,
Stephanie Wilson and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut
Naoko Yamazaki join Expedition 23 Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson.
Yamazaki and Expedition 23 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi are the first
JAXA Astronauts to fly in space at the same time.