U.S. and Japanese spacewalkers retrieved and externally restowed Latching End Effectors (LEE) on Feb. 16 that were removed and replaced on the International Space Station’s (ISS) 58-ft.-long Canadian robot arm during spacewalking upgrades in January and October. NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai retrieved the aging LEE A from the station’s Mobile Base System (MBS), a rail car that moves along the station’s solar power truss, and placed it inside the ISS to ...


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