Stabilizing Spacecraft

Stabilizing Spacecraft

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Caption: Space shuttle astronaut Gardner achieves a hard dock with previously spinning Westar VI Satellite. He uses a ''stinger'' device to stabilize the communications spacecraft. The large tool was specially designed to enter the spent nozzle of the stranded spacecraft and lock on once inserted Discovery. 1984.

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Keywords: astronaut, earth, eva, extravehicular activity, gardner, hard dock, nasa, people, person, satellite, space, space craft, spacecraft, spacewalk, westar vi

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