Posted by: earthandbeyond | June 6, 2008

Japanese module, Kibo, opens on the ISS

From what I’ve read, it seems that Kibo is very clean and attractive looking. It has opened on the space station, and it is quite empty. All of the equipment for the laboratory were stowed away in the storage module that was previously launched. Kibo is very big. 11.2 metres long, and 4.4 metres wide. All 10 astronauts on the station bounced around in the module. That must have been fun! The storage module will be installed on top of Kibo, and next year, an external experiments platform and robotic arm will be delivered to the space station.

Also fixed was the toilet. Plumbing is successful, and I’m sure they’re glad to be able to use the station toilet.

Welcome to Kibo:

Irasshai

Image credit: NASA

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