This Week at NASA: Spacewalk Completed to Install Commercial Crew Spacecraft Adapter and More

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This Week at NASA: Spacewalk Completed to Install Commercial Crew Spacecraft Adapter and More.

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA installed the first of two International Docking Adapters onto the forward end of the station's Harmony module, during a spacewalk on Aug. 19.

The new docking port will be used by the Boeing CST-100 "Starliner" and SpaceX Crew Dragon commercial crew spacecraft being developed to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the station. The second International Docking Adapter - currently under construction - eventually will be placed on the space-facing side of the Harmony module. Also, Commercial Crew Access Arm Installed on Launchpad, Behind the Scenes of our Journey to Mars, Asteroid Redirect Mission Milestone, Asteroid Sample Return Mission Approaches, and Chasing Greenhouse Gases in the Midwest.

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