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Rubins and Noguchi assemble solar array support fixtures outside space station


Rubins and Noguchi assemble solar array support fixtures outside space station NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut who last walked in space more than 15 years ago, ventured outside the International Space Station Friday and completed assembly of two solar array support fixtures, part of a $100 million power system upgrade. After handling multiple struts and bolts, Rubins reported a small pin-prick “hole” in one of her gloves and while there was no leakage and no emergency, she expressed concern about moving too far from Noguchi for additional work.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 6)

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