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The Shuttle Maneuvering in Space

The Space Shuttle Atlantis conducts a rendezvous pitch maneuver–a backflip to reach the same orbital velocity as another spacecraft–before docking with the International Space Station. Atlantis is traveling at an orbital velocity of 17,500 miles per hour and is rotating three-quarters of a degree per second.
November 20, 2009

The Space Shuttle Atlantis conducts a rendezvous pitch maneuver–a backflip to reach the same orbital velocity as another spacecraft–before docking with the International Space Station. Atlantis is traveling at an orbital velocity of 17,500 miles per hour and is rotating three-quarters of a degree per second.

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