NASA preps space station to handle more space taxis

February 19, 2015 5:55 PM

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On Friday, two astronauts will begin the first of a series of spacewalks designed to ready the International Space Station to handle a growing number of space taxis ferrying supplies and humans to the orbiter.

NASA's Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts will head outside of the station at 7:10 a.m. ET tomorrow for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. They are scheduled to begin preparing cables and communication gear for two new docking ports, according to NASA.

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