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Six hours in outer space. The astronauts assembled the installation

In total, there have been 240 astronauts walking in space so far

It took nearly six and a half hours for two astronauts to install a new solar panel on the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The installation arrived at the station in early June. Full editing must be completed by Friday.

Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency astronaut, spent six and a half hours in open space, and

American Shane Kimbrough of NASA.

Both were assembling new solar panels on Sunday, delivered in early June by the unmanned SpaceX mission. The panels are installed on one of the station’s wings and are intended to increase its capacity.

“Well done”

The entire assembly procedure can be seen on the transmission. – Good job, said the mission controller after the assembly is complete. “It was great to see her,” she added.

The installation of the 19-meter solar panels is expected to be completed on Friday. The panels will provide power to the station in accordance with its daily needs, as well as for research and scientific projects conducted on the International Space Station. They must live more than 15 years.

So far, there have been 240 astronauts walking in space. The station’s resident astronauts carry out work related to the assembly, maintenance and modernization of the station abroad.

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