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Preparations for loading the AMS instrument
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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) weighs almost seven tons and is four metres high. It uses a powerful magnet to guide charged particles of cosmic radiation through the detectors and then image them like a large camera.
Space Shuttle Endeavour flies to the ISS for the last time
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