Nasa space shuttle docks with ISS




 
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Nasa space shuttle docks with ISS
 
August 10th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Nasa space shuttle docks with ISS


Nasa space shuttle docks with ISS
Nasa space shuttle docks with ISS

Space shuttle Endeavour has docked with the International Space Station, after performing a backflip so that its underside could be photographed.


The slow-motion somersault meant digital images of the shuttle's heatshield could be captured.

Nasa engineers need to check whether foam insulation that broke off during Wednesday's launch damaged the ship.

Nine pieces of foam are thought to have broken away - three of which appear to have struck the shuttle.
John Shannon, chairman of the mission management team, said none of the pieces was believed to have been big enough to cause serious damage.
 


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