The Russian-designed docking ring that will first contact
the Mir was extended to its proper position for docking and the
mechanism was found to be in excellent condition.
As the crew began a seven-hour sleep period at 6:32 p.m. CDT, Atlantis
trailed Mir by about 1,330 nautical miles. The crew will awaken
Thursday at 1:32 a.m.
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