HOUSTON — NASA is training astronauts in aircraft maintenance and repair to give them an analogue for the kind of intricate repairs they may have to perform aboard the now-aging International Space Station (ISS) or a future mission aboard a spacecraft far from Earth. Properly wielding a multimeter, soldering iron, Phillips #2 screwdriver, sheet metal tap or a torque wrench could become as crucial as donning a spacesuit and securing the hatch for a small crew of astronauts hovering over ...


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