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Originally posted by blanketgirl
I would like to apply for position of intern.
I will fluff all your pillows, delivery coffee and tea, even answer the phone and run to the store.
Even grovel at all board member's feet.
NASA signed a $68.35 million modification to the International Space Station contract with The Boeing Company. The modification provides a system to supply Station electrical power to docked Space Shuttles, enabling the Orbiter to stay longer at the complex.
The most powerful solar arrays ever to orbit Earth capture the sun's elusive energy and begin the process of converting it into power for the International Space Station.
Eight solar array wings will supply an unprecedented 124 volts dc to crew and equipment in the U.S. segment of the ISS. The Space Shuttle and most other spacecraft use 28 volts dc, as will the Russian ISS segment. The higher voltage will meet the higher overall ISS power requirements while permitting use of smaller, lighter-weight power lines.
Each 108.6-ft. long solar array wing will be connected to the ISS's 310-ft. long truss and extend outward at right angles to it. Altogether, they will cover an area of 27,000-sq. ft. about acre. When fully extended, a pair of wings and their associated equipment will span about 240 feet, the largest deployable space structures ever built.
Originally posted by nikelbee
As much as I am enjoying myself with this thread - Do you think it qualifies for most obnoxious post on BTS?
It is amazing that we've lasted so long. Maybe its because of our genuine concern for threadkillin' and the true desire to get to the bottom of this phenomenononon. Or maybe it's because TW's feet are keeping the mods away.
I second the motion for our new intern. Just make sure you stay away from Zaph's cigars.