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Fraser
2008-Mar-16, 10:40 AM
Although ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will be approaching the International Space Station (ISS) at a rate slower than tortoise-pace, what would happen if the 20 tonne space truck didn't slow down as it docks with the station? It wouldn't be pretty. In all likelihood, the large mass of supplies and metal would cause significant [...]

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