Spacewalkers complete 4 years of power upgrades for station

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A four-year effort to modernize the International Space Station’s power grid is finally complete. A pair of NASA astronauts installed the last battery during a spacewalk Monday, and the unit checked out well. It was the second spacewalk in five days for Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover. Over the weekend, flight controllers in Houston used the station’s big robot arm to replace the last batch of old batteries with a new, more powerful one. Hopkins and Glover quickly put the finishing touches on this newest lithium-ion battery. Their work completes a series of spacewalks that began in 2017.last_img read more

Azpilicueta extends Blues stay

first_img He made his senior international debut for Spain against Qatar in February last year, and was part of this summer’s World Cup squad. Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract with the club. The 25-year-old has cemented the left-back berth at Stamford Bridge and played a big part in a strong start to the season for Jose Mourinho’s men. Azpilicueta joined the Blues from Marseille in August 2012 and has made 95 appearances to date for the club, winning the Players’ Player of the Year award last season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more