Houston, TX - (FILE) -- April 21, 2008 file photo of Astronaut Richard Arnold, mission specialist, STS-119, scheduled for launch no earlier than February 27, 2009.  Space shuttle Discovery will deliver the International Space Station's fourth and final set of solar arrays, completing the station's backbone, or truss structure.  The arrays will provide enough electricity to power science experiments and support the station's expanded crew of six. Altogether, the station's arrays can generate about 120 kilowatts of usable electricity -- enough to provide about 42 2,800-square-foot homes with power. The 14-day flight will include four spacewalks, lasting about 6.5 hours each, to help install the S6 truss segment to the right side of the station. STS-119 is the 125th space shuttle flight, the 28th flight to the station, the 36th flight of Discovery, and the first flight in 2009..Credit: NASA via CNP
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Houston, TX - (FILE) -- April 21, 2008 file photo of Astronaut Richard Arnold, mission specialist, STS-119, scheduled for launch no earlier than February 27, 2009. Space shuttle Discovery will deliver the International Space Station's fourth and final set of solar arrays, completing the station's backbone, or truss structure. The arrays will provide enough electricity to power science experiments and support the station's expanded crew of six. Altogether, the station's arrays can generate about 120 kilowatts of usable electricity -- enough to provide about 42 2,800-square-foot homes with power. The 14-day flight will include four spacewalks, lasting about 6.5 hours each, to help install the S6 truss segment to the right side of the station. STS-119 is the 125th space shuttle flight, the 28th flight to the station, the 36th flight of Discovery, and the first flight in 2009..Credit: NASA via CNP

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