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  • International Space Station PMA-3 docking module relocated

    Derek RichardsonMarch 27th, 2017

    Ground-based robotics teams remotely commanded the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 to move the Space Shuttle-era Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 3 to the forward end of the outpost. The March 26, 2017, relocation was part of a multi-year effort to prepare the ISS for future commercial crew spacecraft.

  • EVA-40 spacewalkers prepare ISS docking module for relocation

    Derek RichardsonMarch 24th, 2017

    Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts ventured outside the outpost on the first of three planned spacewalks to prepare for the arrival of a second docking adapter for the Commercial Crew Program. The 6.5-hour long spacewalk began at 7:24 a.m. EDT (11:24 GMT) March 24, 2017.