Gennady Padalka talking about US Orbital Segment


I will show you a little bit of the Russian segment and the US segment from the outside Here we are looking out of the Cupola, which is used for operating the manipulator arm. This manipulator arm was used for the assembly of all the modules of the U.S. segment. Also the solar panels were turned around using it I’m showing you some of the solar panels here, and part of the truss assembly to which they are attached. We can’t see all of it –its wingspan goes up to fifty metres. And it’s a hundred metres long, with eight huge solar panels on each end.