Friday, March 20, 2009

Space Station's new solar panels operational

NASA has reported that the International Space Station's (ISS) new solar panels are functioning properly. They are the last set on solar panels to be installed on the ISS in an effort to boost the amount of scientific research that can be done. The ISS is now about 81 percent complete and weighs about 670,000 pounds. It is expected to be completed next year in correlation with the reitrement of the space shuttle's.

Space Station Solar Panel's

(Photo courtesy of NASA)

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