International Space Station construction

International Space Station construction

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: International Space Station construction. US astronaut Robert Curbeam working to fold the port overhead solar array wing of the International Space Station (ISS) into its blanket box. He is using an insulated tool to avoid damaging the electrically sensitive material. The space walk took over 6 hours. This array consists of many solar panels that can be folded up or extended as needed. When unfolded, it is designed to convert the energy in sunlight into electrical energy to power the ISS. This array was installed on the P6 truss of the ISS during mission STS-116 (9-22 December 2006). Photographed on 18 December 2006.

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