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Astronauts conduct second spacewalk to install solar arrays
Posted: Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 7:12 PM ET (2312 GMT)
Astronauts completed the installation of one new solar panel on the International Space Station and started work on a second during a spacewalk Sunday. Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet spent six and a half hours outside the station during the spacewalk, completing work started on a spacewalk four days earlier to install the first in a series of solar panels. That earlier spacewalk was not able to complete the installation because of problems with Kimbrough's spacesuit and other technical issues, but the astronauts were able to get the new array installed on this spacewalk. They then started work on the installation of a second array. A third spacewalk is tentatively scheduled for Friday to complete the work on the second array.
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