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Astronauts Move Forward With Space Station Maintenance

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Photo: US space shuttle Discovery Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam (Top) and Christer Fuglesang (Bottom) of Sweden move about on the International Space Station 12 December 2006

Dec 13, 2006
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration says the current shuttle crew's first space walk outside the International Space Station was a huge success. VOA's Sean Maroney reports from Washington on how NASA is beginning to undertake the most complex part of the current mission.
After a "hugely successful" first space walk late Tuesday, the U.S. space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews are set to undertake the most complex part of rewiring the station.
The shuttle crew must retract half of the solar array that has been providing temporary power, to make room for the new solar wings to rotate.



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