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Astronauts replace old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks

 

October 6, 2019



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts hustled through the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station on Sunday.

Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan removed three old batteries and installed two new ones delivered just a week ago, getting a jump on future work. These new lithium-ion batteries are so powerful that only one is needed for every two old ones, which are original to the orbiting lab.

"Awesome work today. We have made great progress," Mission Control radioed. Koch replied: "It has been a wonderful day ... we look forward to the rest of the...



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