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Endeavour docks with international space station

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Endeavour's successful docking
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Shuttle docked at 12:06 a.m. ET, according to the Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center early Monday
  • The two-week mission will include three spacewalks
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(CNN) -- The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station early Wednesday, completing a three-day orbital chase.

"Capture confirmed," the Johnson Space Center in Houston said at 12:06 a.m. ET.

The delicate docking maneuver took place while both spacecraft were circling the globe at about 17,500 mph (28,165 km/h).

Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center early Monday.

During the two-week mission, the six-member crew will deliver an Italian-built Tranquility node and a seven-windowed cupola to the station, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission also will include three spacewalks.

The space station will be about 90 percent complete once the node and cupola are added, NASA said.