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NASA eClips™: Keeping the International Space Station in Orbit
February 22, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 5 minutes 38 seconds

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Each day, gravity pulls the International Space Station a little closer to Earth. See how drag causes the space station to slow down. Learn about the challenges of keeping the station in orbit and how NASA counteracts orbital decay.
 

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