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Discovery Flips for Safety Before Docking & Hatch Opening

Space shuttle Discovery performs an approximate eight-minute back flip called the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, also known as the R-bar Pitch Maneuver, so the International Space Station crew can photograph the orbiter's upper and lower surfaces for possible damage. Rounding out this recap of Flight Day 3 is Discovery's docking to the ISS, and the greeting extended its crew by ISS residents as they board the complex.
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