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14 Dec, 2006 16:27

ISS crew to rewire the orbiting outpost

ISS crew to rewire the orbiting outpost

Crew members of the International Space Station are preparing to begin rewiring the orbiting outpost. NASA has already called it “a major milestone” that, would allow more laboratories and eventually the completion of the ISS.

Earlier the astronauts spent seven hours retracting a temporary solar panel.

Although they were only able to retract half of the wing, they managed to install a new pair of panels that started rotating on Wednesday night.

NASA's managers have compared the challenge to folding a used road map and stuffing it in the glove compartment.