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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.

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