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May 21, 2006

ISS Flies A Satellite Within A Satellite

ISS Report #25, 3:30 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 19, 2006

In space this week, a satellite flew within a satellite. International Space Station Flight Engineer Jeff Williams 'piloted' a unique spacecraft in three dimensions for the first time around the pressurized Destiny module. The demonstration tested the basics of formation flight and autonomous docking that could be useful in multiple spacecraft formation flying in the future.

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