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Flight Day 3 photo gallery

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This collection of photographs captures up-close views of the space shuttle as Discovery performs its 360-degree backflip maneuver 600 feet directly below the International Space Station. The astronauts aboard the station took these shots among hundreds of pictures to survey the shuttle's heat shield.

Photos by NASA

Photos by NASA