July 22, 2009

Space crew to change solar panel batteries

The Oregon rock band Everclear rocked the crew of the U.S. shuttle Endeavour awake Wednesday with a blast of the band's song, Santa Monica.

The crew's activities at the International Space Station include a third spacewalk in which crew members Dave Wolf and Chris Cassidy will work to replace four of the six original batteries on the Port 6 Solar Array power channel, NASA said on its Web site.

The remaining two batteries will be swapped out during a fourth spacewalk scheduled Friday.