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Space station unfurls solar wings

Ten years after its construction began, the International Space Station now has full power capability.

The fourth and final pair of solar wings had been delivered to the ISS by the Discovery shuttle and installed by its astronauts with the help of the station's robotic arm.

Nasa flight director Kwatsi Alibaruho describes the unfurling.

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