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Astronauts Enter the Leonardo Module and Prepare for First Spacewalk

Published by Matt on Tue Sep 1, 2009 8:53 am via: source
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Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang and Flight Engineer Frank DeWinne, both of the European Space Agency, became the first crew members to venture inside the newly installed Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. The shuttle and station astronauts prepared the cargo module for several days of transfer work.

Leonardo is carrying 7.5 tons of supplies including: two research racks (Fluid Integrated Rack and Materials Science Research Rack), a new station crew quarters, the Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI-2), the Air Revitalization System Rack and the COLBERT treadmill.

STS-128 Mission Specialist Jose Hernandez participates in an interview with Univision while aboard the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA TV

STS-128 Mission Specialist Jose Hernandez participates in an interview with Univision while aboard the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA TV

Flight Engineer Nicole Stott and Mission Specialist Danny Olivas are spending the night inside the Quest airlock at a lower air pressure to force nitrogen out their bloodstream. This prevents astronauts from getting decompression sickness during a spacewalk. Stott and Olivas are set to begin the first STS-128 spacewalk Tuesday at 5:49 p.m. EDT.

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