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A group of astronauts on the International Space Station fixed a damaged wing yesterday. The repairman, astronaut Scott E. Parazynski took a 45 minutes to glide to the damaged portion of the wing and was held in place the the large robotic arm of the ISS, according to the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/03/AR2007110300227.html

The New York Times reported that Parazynski was an emergency room physician and was using his skills to fix up wires that had limited the movement of the station's solar panel wing, a part essential to the energy absorption of the craft.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/science/space/04shuttle.html?ref=us

After over seven hours of colaboration between Parazynski and Pamela A. Melroy, the commander of the space shuttle Discovery’s current mission, the wing was repaired by fastening several metal cuflinks to patch up the damaged wires and maintain the structre of the craft.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/science/space/04shuttle.html?ref=us