CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The international space station's
newly installed solar wings are about to get stretched.
Astronauts aboard the orbiting station-shuttle complex will start unfurling the two wings late Friday morning, by remote control.
NASA managers say they expect to be on pins and needles
throughout the five-hour procedure.
That's because the wings could get hung up or some of the panels could stick together. That's happened before on previous flights.
On Thursday, a pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully hooked up the $300 million framework that holds the folded-up wings.
The spacewalk lasted six hours - record time for a job like this.
Two more spacewalks are scheduled while shuttle Discovery is
docked to the space station.
The shuttle is due to depart next week.