Preparation for Parking Space for Space Taxis in Underway

Space Taxis in Underway

preparation of parking space for commercial space taxis. Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, who are the flight engineer and station commander respectively, had their first spacewalk when they left the airlock of the station around 8:30 AM Eastern time. NASA is planning to outfit the station with new berthing slips by the year end in order to provide parking space for commercial space taxis owned by Space Exploration Technologies and Boeing.
The first docking adapter went lost in first cargo, which was a considerable setback. However, this does not make NASA from losing its hope, and it is firm on readying the docking ports before the two companies start to test its flight.
The space station is jointly owned by 15 countries and has been continuously supervised by cosmonauts and astronauts for 15 years.