Saturday, August 20, 2016

With the installation of the International Docking Adapter, the ISS is ready for the private spaceflight era

During a complicated spacewalk on Friday, NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins successfully installed a new International Docking Adapter (IDA) to the outside of the space station. The six-hour spacewalk helps the space station transition from the era of Space Shuttle transportation to that of privatized spaceflight.

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