Archive - Aug 5, 2009
Robotics training and unloading cargo were the order of the day Tuesday for the Expedition 20 crew of the International Space Station.
Flight engineers Mike Barratt and Frank De Winne worked in the Kibo module with a training simulator to practice using the space station's robotic arm. On Friday, the crew will use Canadarm2 to grapple and unberth Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 from the nadir port on Unity node and relocate it to the port common berthing mechanism. This move is a step in preparation for next year's installation of the new Tranquility Node 3 and the Cupola to be delivered by the STS-130 space shuttle crew.