Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Shuttle and Station Crews Working Together

The 13 members of the combined space shuttle and International Space Station crew will install
new science equipment and racks in the station Wednesday, enhancing the research capabilities for the orbiting laboratory.

The Fluids Integrated Rack, Materials Science Research Rack-1 and Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS will be installed in the U.S. Destiny laboratory. The crews also will work on installation and outfitting of the new crew quarters compartment and the ongoing transfer of food and supplies from the Leonardo module.

STS-128 mission specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang will prepare for their spacewalk tomorrow. They will get their spacesuits in place in the Quest airlock, gather tools and join the U.S. crew members to review the spacewalk plan.

For the latest news and information on the STS-128 mission, visit the main shuttle page.

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