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How do they track time in space?


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jzermeno said...

Astronauts go by Mission Elapsed Time, or MET. In this time frame, the clock starts ticking when the astronauts blast off. Minutes accumulate into days, hours, minutes and seconds that have passed since liftoff. The clock stops when the Space Shuttle's wheels again touch Earth, and the total MET is tabulated.

http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/Rocket_Sci/clocks/time-met.html

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