NASA astronauts at ISS spacewalks to finish intensive three days mega-cable installation job

March 2, 2015 1:59 PM

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Two U.S. astronauts of NASA at the International Space Station completed a three-day cable job on Sunday; successfully routing hundreds of power and data lines for new crew capsule outside their station. It was only the third time that Americans, Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore had spacewalks since NASA’s famous shuttle days.

Two sets of antennas were installed on Sunday as well as a 400 feet of cable that is to act as new communication system; these come on the heels of unreeling 364 feet of cable on February 21. It was a labor intensive job despite the astronauts having to wrap up everything for more than an hour early...

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