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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston Space shuttle Discovery is on track to link up with the international space station this morning.

The two craft will stay connected until at least July 14th.

And it looks like there won't be a repeat of last year's tricky spacewalk repair job on the shuttle. So far, NASA hasn't found any damage to the spacecraft from Tuesday's launch.

The astronauts spent much of yesterday using on-board cameras to inspect the shuttle's tiles. Engineers on the ground are studying the pictures, but for now, NASA says the list of "areas of interest" for possible damage is empty.

Discovery is delivering supplies to the space station, testing shuttle-inspection techniques and dropping of European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter for a six-month stay. His family picked today's wakeup tune, Elton John's "Daniel."

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