December 22, 2011
In the grasp of the Canadarm2, the Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA-3) is relocated from the Harmony node to the open port on the end of the newly-installed Tranquility node. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick, both STS-130 mission specialists, operated the station's robotic arm for the move, while Jeffrey Williams, Expedition 22 commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 22 flight engineer, dealt with latches and bolts, connecting the port to its new home. Tranquility's Cupola is visible at top center and a docked Russian Soyuz spacecraft and space shuttle Endeavor are at right.
Topics: Pressurized Mating Adapter, Interfaces, Manned spacecraft, Environment, Cupola, Soichi Noguchi, Tranquility, Assembly of the International Space Station, STS-130, Soyuz, International Space Station, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Technology Internet