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Astrophilatelic meeting in Prague.

On March 24, 2017, an informal meeting of Julius Cacka, delegate to the FIP Section for Astrophilately (Czech Republic), and Igor Rodin, past Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately took place in the “Courtyard Marriott” Hotel in Prague. The two astrophilatelic collectors discussed different questions concerning the future of Astrophilately and the next activities to promote Astrophilately.

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Spacewalkers completed work outside International Space Station.

On March 24, 2017, American astronauts Robert Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet performed the spacewalk. The spacewalkers disconnected cables and electrical connections between the “PMA-3” docking adapter and the station’s “Tranquility” module to prepare for the relocation of the docking adapter to the space-facing port on the “Harmony” module, in advance of the delivery of a new docking adapter to the complex next year for commercial crew spaceships owned by Boeing and SpaceX. Kimbrough and Pesquet also lubricated a latching end effector on the Dextre robot, a two-armed handyman provided by the Canadian Space Agency, inspected a radiator valve to look for signs of a small ammonia leak, and replaced cameras outside the Japanese lab module. The EVA lasted six-and-a-half hour. It was the fifth spacewalk for Kimbrough and the second for Pesquet. ... Read more »

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