November 4, 2011
Inside the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) or Kibo, astronaut Tim Kopra (left), Expedition 20's new flight engineer, and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, who switched roles with Kopra and now serves as an STS-127 mission specialist, are pictured at work. Their current shared task concentrates on the relocation of the MAXI, ICS and SEDA-AP from the JEM Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (JLE) to the JEM Exposed Facility (JEF). MAXI is the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image experiment and SEDA-AP is the Space Environment Data Acquisition equipment - Attached Payload experiment.
Topics: Japanese space program, Koichi Wakata, Spaceflight, Environment, Expedition 20, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Timothy L. Kopra, Japanese Experiment Module, STS-127, International Space Station