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  • v. Present participle of undock.
  • n. The process by which something is undocked; removal from a dock.


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  • "It gives us two extra days of six people, which is a lot of crew time to get all that stuff or some of it done, before they leave and then it just helps maximize our time post undocking for things like science and other activities we have to perform on board the Space Station on a daily basis," said Kelly.

    Discovery's Last Mission Extended by Two Days

  • The journey was replete with nostalgic moments: the final use of the shuttle's robotic arm, the final undocking from the space station, the final satellite launched into orbit.

    Touchdown Brings Shuttle Era to a Close

  • But the Soyuz won't be able to immediately return to its port if there is trouble sealing the hatch, which normally is closed prior to undocking.

    Soyuz undocking could be shuttle photo opp

  • Experts wanted to wait until after the shuttle's undocking, before deciding whether the complex needed to move out of harm's way.

    Discovery leaves space station for the last time

  • Immediately after undocking, Discovery performed a victory lap around the orbiting outpost, where it spent the past nine days.

    Discovery leaves space station for the last time

  • This has very little to do with X-38 that used an airbag/parachute in lieu of a landing gear because the X-24 tests showed a very high stall speed making airplanelike nearly suicidal, not to mention its propulsion system could only do emergency undocking from ISS and de-orbiting.

    Buzz Aldrin's One Page Powerpoint Plan - NASA Watch

  • Then test of rendevous and docking with a Shenzhou-8; an orbital boost check, undocking and return.

    China Space Update - NASA Watch

  • Managers have extended the mission by two days — to 16 days — to compensate for the lost time because of the Soyuz undocking.

    NASA sets shuttle launch for May 16

  • If the Endeavour is unable to launch by then, the mission will be delayed until May 9th or 10th so it does not conflict with other missions, including the launch of the Atlas V, a commercial rocket launching from Cape Canaveral, and the undocking of the Soyuz, Mike Moses, the chairman of the shuttle's mission management team.

    NASA abruptly cancels shuttle launch; Monday liftoff planned

  • Launch dates are limited by astronomical considerations, such as the angle of the sun, and other activities, including the launch May 6 of the Atlas V commercial rocket and the undocking May 23 of the Russian Soyuz capsule from the

    Giffords will return for shuttle launch, staff says


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