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Discovery Back Flips for Safety

Space shuttle Discovery completed an eight minute-long Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, a slow back flip that permitted International Space Station crew members Oleg Kotov and T.J. Creamer to snap high resolution photographs of the shuttles heat shield, or thermal protection system. The digital pictures will be transmitted to imagery experts and managers at Mission Control in Houston where theyll do a routine check for damage.
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