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How To Land A Space Shuttle...From Space

Learning how to parallel park is the worst. Just when you've mastered driving a two-ton death machine and finagling your way though city traffic, you have to find a way to wedge your car between two others while a line of impatient drivers honk behind you. But what if we asked you to land a space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida? It's a different ball game, my friends. First tip: the Earth spins, so just wait for it. Learn how astronauts landed the space shuttles in the following video.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 11, 2017