October 22, 2021

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Spacewalking astronauts deploy second new solar array for space station

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 For the third time in less than two weeks, two astronauts ventured outside of the International Space Station to augment the orbiting outpost’s power system with new solar arrays.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency (ESA) completed a six-hour and 45-minute spacewalk on Friday (June 25), during which they install the second of six new International Space Station (ISS) Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSA). The pair previously worked together during spacewalks on June 16 and June 20 to deploy the first new array.

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