International Space Station Will Be the Second Brightest Object in the Night Sky

Once a new set of solar array wings are installed on the International Space Station, it will be the second brightest object in the sky, topping Venus and losing only to the Moon.

The new wings, which will be the 4th an final set installed on ISS, will be used to provide 50% more power to run science experiments in space and will enable six people to live in the space station. The new equipment will be delivered by the Space Shuttle Discovery, which launches on Wednesday, and Canadarm2 will assist in the installation. The project should more or less be completed by Flight Day 8. [The Space Fellowship via Slashdot]

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