Space Station Power Upgrade on This Week @NASA – January 6, 2017

On Jan. 6, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA conducted the first of two planned spacewalks outside the International Space Station to upgrade the station’s power system. Kimbrough and Whitson began installation of adapter plates and completing electrical connections for six new lithium-ion batteries, which arrived in December. Kimbrough will venture outside the station again on Jan. 13 with Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) to continue and complete the upgrade. Also, New Discovery Missions, NASA Astrophysics Mission Discussed at AAS, and Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse!

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