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Solar Power in Space

How do you get power when you're floating miles above the earth?


Astronaut Leroy Chiao is the former Commander of the International Space Station, which is powered entirely by space-based solar panels. Here Chiao talks about how he and his Russian counterparts used solar energy for their living and research needs while floating in Earth’s orbit.

For a Solar Energy Lesson Plan, click here

To learn more about 100 People Under the Sun, click here.

To learn more about the International Space Station, click here.