Astronauts install ISS extension module, prep for spacewalk

  • NASA today said that its STS-126 astronauts attached the Leonardo logistics module to the existing structure of the International Space Station (ISS).

    The module needs further installation work, but will offer two water recovery systems racks for recycling urine into potable water, a second toilet system, new galley components, two new food warmers, a food refrigerator, an experiment freezer, a combustion science experiment rack, two separate sleeping quarters and a resistance exercise device.

    Specialists Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steve Bowen are scheduled to leave the ISS for the first spacewalk of the mission on Tuesday.