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The action of levelling the glideslope of a space shuttle before landing. The preflare is initiated 32 seconds before touchdown at an altitude of 526 m, and it becomes a complete preflare 17 seconds before touchdown at 41 m. After this, the commander begins the landing flare by lifting the shuttle's nose.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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