Tech.Luver writes: "A spacewalking astronaut fixed a ripped solar energy panel on the international space station Saturday in a difficult and dangerous emergency procedure that allowed the crew to extend the wing to its full length. Spacewalker Scott Parazynski installed homemade braces on the torn wing and clipped the snarled wires that had ripped it in two places as it was being unfurled Tuesday. He then watched as the crew deployed the wing to its full 115-foot length. Astronauts inside slowly extended the wing, watching closely for more problems. The wing was about three-quarters unfurled when the crew noticed the damage on Tuesday. "Excellent work, guys, excellent," space station commander Peggy A. Whitson said after the tense ( http://techluver.com/2007/11/03/nasa-astronauts-gets-mission-accomplished-on-riskiest-spacewalk/ )"