Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ISS Observation Cupola installed

Cupola at end of robot arm.

Astronauts on the International Space Station successfully moved the fancy new observation cupola from the end of the tranquility module to a position where the Earth is visible above its windows. Once secure, the astronauts have moved the Pressurized Mating Adapter #3 to the position where the cupola had previously been attached.

Canadarm-2 about to grasp the observation cupola at the end of Tranquility.

Split view. Cupola in place. Covers still on windows.

PMA-3 moving into position. Spacecraft will be able to dock here to Tranquility.

Bob the Builder ain't got nothin' on these guys...

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