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ARCHIVE: Real World: Calculating Shuttle Launch Windows

ARCHIVE: Real World: Calculating Shuttle Launch Windows

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Learn how NASA engineers use mathematical equations to determine when to launch the space shuttle so it will successfully dock with the International Space Station. Learn about gravity, the orbit plane and other factors that influence launch windows.

Published on: June 07, 2010

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NASA, NIA, eClips, Real World, Middle School, Video, Education, Mathematics, Technology, Science, Engineering, STEM, Physics, shuttle, ISS, International Space Station, orbiter, equations, speed, diameter, rotation, degrees, launch window, precess, docking