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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

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Spacewalking astronauts have installed support frames at the International Space Station for new solar panels arriving later this yearBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterFebruary 28, 2021, 9:54 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.NASA's Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station's oldest and most degraded solar wings. But the work took longer than expected, and they barely got started on the second set before calling it quits.Rubins will finish the job during a second spacewalk lat...