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STS-133 Flight Day 3 Highlights - STS-133 Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, Docking & Hatch Opening

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Space Shuttle Discovery performs an approximate eight-minute back flip called the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, also known as the R-bar Pitch Maneuver. The ISS Station crew photographs Discovery's upper and lower surfaces through windows of the Zvezda Service Module inspecting the shuttle's outer surface for possible damage. Afterwards, space shuttle Discovery docks to the Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 at the forward end of the Harmony node on the International Space Station. Later the STS-133 crew is greeted and welcomed aboard the complex by members of Expedition 26.