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NASA astronauts finished a multi-year project to upgrade batteries on the ISS

NASA astronauts finished a multi-year project to upgrade batteries on the ISS

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They installed the last lithium-ion battery required for the redesign during a new spacewalk. At the point when NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover went on a spacewalk on February first, they wrapped up a multi-year effort to supplant the aging nickel hydrogen batteries on the ISS with new lithium-ion models. The International Space Station Program affirmed the advancement of lithium-ion batteries to supplant the station's maturing power storage framework back in 2011. Battery creation began in 2014, and the main lithium—particle substitutions traveled to the station on board JAXA's Kounotori 6 resupply trip in December 2016. Presently, four years after that flight and 14 spacewalks with 13 distinct space travelers later, the update is finally total. Ground controller...
SpaceX, NASA Crew-1 mission- docks with ISS for six-month stay

SpaceX, NASA Crew-1 mission- docks with ISS for six-month stay

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Following a impressive night dispatch Sunday, the Crew Dragon Resilience docks with the International Space Station for a long-term stay. At precisely 7:27 p.m. ET on Sunday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 supporter burst to life at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, its motors illuminating the Florida coast. The completely flawless dispatch of the gumdrop-molded Crew Dragon rocket - nicknamed Resilience - denoted a noteworthy second in American spaceflight. Not since the finish of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 has NASA sent people to orbit from American soil in an operational mission. The dispatch for this specific mission has been deferred, pushed back and delayed on different occasions - the first course of events incorporated a dispatch date of November 2016. Four years and a...