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First all-female spacewalk on tap Friday to replace failed battery controller


First all-female spacewalk on tap Friday to replace failed battery controller First all-female spacewalk on tap Friday to replace failed battery controller By William Harwood Updated on: October 15, 2019 / 7:24 PM / CBS News Two NASA astronauts will take part in the first all-female spacewalk Friday, a critical outing to restore lost power in the wake of an equipment failure that cropped up after new batteries were installed in the International Space Station's solar power system during two recent spacewalks. Astronauts Christina Koch, making her fourth spacewalk, or EVA, and Jessica Meir, making her first, will float outside the station to remove a malfunctioning 19-year-old battery charge-discharge unit, or BCDU, on the far left end of the station's power truss and install a 232-pound replacement.   More



(Source: CBS News - Oct 16)

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