August 17, 2011
Canadarm2 or the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) arm grasps the Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo to place it back in Discovery's cargo bay. On the other end of the arm, inside the shirt sleeve environment of the Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station, astronauts Stephanie D. Wilson and Lisa M. Nowak, STS-121 mission specialists, were in control of the transfer. The MPLM was being moved from its temporary parking place on the station's Unity node to the payload bay of Discovery for the return trip to Earth.
Topics: Environment, Canadarm2, Canadian space program, Spaceflight, Robots, Harmony, Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Unity, Assembly of the International Space Station, Canadarm, STS-121, International Space Station