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NASA eClips™: Calculating Shuttle Launch Windows
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 6-8


Length: 6 minutes 49 seconds

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

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