solar wings

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

A P December 3, 2000

by Marcia Dunn

Pilot Michael Bloomfield enjoys the view and readies the joystick from Endeavour's flight deck prior to docking with the international space station in this view from a TV monitor. Altogether, the solar wings will cover half an acre, making them the largest structure ever deployed in space. The new solar panels will allow NASA to launch its power-hungry labratory module, Destiny, in January."