.CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle
Endeavour's astronauts attached the world's largest,
most powerful set of solar panels to the international
space station yesterday, then watched with delight
and relief as the first glittering wing unfurled.
It was a task as monumental as the wings them-
Selves: The future of space station construction
hinged on the astronauts' ability to install the $600
, nillion solar panels, which will provide much need-
ed power to the newly inhabited outpost.
With a few computer keystrokes, shuttle skipper
}irent Jett Jr. commanded the right wing to open
'oore than five hours after it was bolted onto space
station Alpha by spacewalkers Joe Tanner and Carlos
"Ah, it looks beautiful, Noriega exclaimed as the
wing finally opened after a delay caused by a com-
puter software problem.
-"More power to the station," Tanner said.
Eight minutes into the operation, the wing was
wo-thirds of the way out. "Man, you mean there's
more?" Tanner asked.
It took less than 14 minutes for the folded wing to
spread all the way out to 115 feet. Counting the cen-
tr beams, the solar panels' wingspan was to mea-
sure 240 feet once the second panel was opened.
,A computer software problem initially left Jett
unable to command the latches and retention pins on
the wings to open so the panels could unfurl. New
software was sent up, and Jett was able to open all
The Michigan Daily - Monday. December 4, 2000 - 7A
Dems demand equa
power in split Senate
Astronaut Carlos Noriega makes his way around the solar power generator on the intermational space station
during a spacewalk yesterday. The solar module is the most powerful system ever deployed In space.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Given the
prospect of an evenly split Senate next
year, a top Democrat demanded yester-
day that the parties share power - from
co-majority leaders to committee chair-
men - "whether people like it or not."
"The division of these committees is
going to have to be equal," Sen.
Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) said on
CBS' "Face the Nation."
"There's going to have to be co-
majority leaders. The leadership of the
Senate is going to have to reflect the
voting of the people of the states, and
that was an evenly divided Senate."
Republicans now control the Senate
through a 54-46 edge, with Sen. Trent
Lott of Mississippi the majority leader.
But Democrats gained enough ground
in the Nov. 7 election to create a possi-
ble 50-50 split, depending on the out-
come of the presidential race.
If Republican George W. Bush v ins
the White House and Dick Cheffcv
becomes vice president, RepublicX s
will maintain nominal control bec~s'
Cheney could break any ties.
If Democratic Sen. Joseph Lie y-
man of Connecticut wins the vice
presidency, the state's GOP gover11r
likely would appoint a Republican to
his vacated seat, giving Republica sum
"Whether people like it or nt,
whether they want it or not, xe're
going to have to learn to get along,
come up with bipartisan solutions, and
have power sharing in the United
States Senate," Torricelli said.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky ),
responding on CNN's "Late Editi7n
pointed out that the GOP would retain
"a very slim majority" howevenc. e
Bush-Gore race turns out.
the latches and pins but one, on the left wing. Flight
controllers debated what to do about the stuck pin.
At the start of their spacewalk, Tanner and Norie-
ga had helped Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau, the
shuttle robot arm operator, line up the wings for
installation. The spacewalkers, positioned on either
side of the attachment point, gave Garneau instruc-
tions for closing the final 3 feet.
With no direct view himself, Garneau needed the
spacewalkers' eyes. He also needed their hands to
drive the capture latches.
Before the wings could be unfurled to their full
240 feet and begin generating electricity, Tanner and
Noriega had to release all the bolts and pins that
were used to secure the payload for Thursday's
launch aboard Endeavour.
The .blue and gold-colored wings, made of sili-
cone cells and thin Kapton layers, were folded like
an accordion for liftoff.
Each wing was expected to take 13 minutes to
Alpha's shiny wings, covering half an acre, will be
the largest structure ever deployed in space and will
make the station one of the brightest objects in the
night sky. The larger the wings, the more sunlight
that can be collected for conversion into electricity.
Each wing is 38 feet wide and covered with
32,800 solar cells, and has power-storing batteries
and radiators at the base. The combined wingspan -
240 feet -exceeds that of a Boeing 777 jetliner
NASA expects the solar panels to generate 65
kilowatts at peak power - four times what currently
is produced by the small Russian-built solar wings
already on the space station.
There are those who shy away from ~
challenges. And then there are those °)
who travel 9,000 miles looking for them.
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