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According to CNN today, when astronauts Curbeam and Fugler couldn’t get the International Space Stations temporary solar array to fold correctly into its storage box, they did what any good Toolmonger would: they “used a scraper to try to get the array unstuck, shook the panel, and used pliers to tighen the wire that folds it up.” 

This worked better than their originally-attempted solution, “having an astronaut exercise vigorously aboard the space station.” 

The good news: They’ve already finished re-wiring the station and installing a “2-ton, $11 million addition.”

Space Station Solar Array Fixed [CNN]
Full Mission Coverage [NASA]

 

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