STS-131 Update: Leonardo to Harmony

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)

Image: NASA; STS-131 Discovery docks onto Harmony node!
-Soichi Noguchi snaps this: IMAGE!
-VIDEO: Expedition 23 crew greets STS-131 View.

-After much prepping for STS-131 Mission...
Leonardo arrives, and is moved to Harmony Node...
-Today: Transfers and spacewalk keep crews busy...
It was moving day aboard the International Space Station as the Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module was relocated from Discovery’s payload bay to a port on the Harmony node at 12:24 a.m. EDT Thursday. #

Image: NASA: Leonardo (Yuri Gidzenko)

The Italian-built module’s more than 17,000 pounds of cargo includes four experiment racks along with the final private crew quarters. This is the final roundtrip to the station for the 21-foot-long, 15-foot-diameter Leonardo.

Once back on Earth, the module will be reconfigured with increased shielding on the outside for the STS-133 mission in September, when it will be left on the station as a permanent module. Read.

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