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Docking Port


      an area where one space vehicle joins with another

The Soyuz connects to the space station at the docking port.

Astronauts practice joining the docking ports by using a tool that works like a video game.




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The docking port juts out from the ISS
This is a close-up view of a docking port on the International Space Station.
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