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Real World: Calculating Shuttle Launch Windows [Archived]

Real World: Calculating Shuttle Launch Windows [Archived]

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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. [Archived 2014 - From 1981 through 2011, NASA space shuttles flew more than 130 times, carrying over 350 people into space and traveling more than half a billion miles. These archived videos, while dated due to the retirement of the shuttle and changes in other missions, contain information about the amazing technology and scientific contributions embedded within the space shuttle design.]

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