June 7, 2014
(7 April 2010) --- The station's robotic Canadarm2 grapples the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) from the payload bay of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-131) for relocation to a port on the Harmony node of the International Space Station. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene. Canadian-built Dextre, also known as the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM), is visible at bottom center.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Space technology, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, SPDM, STS-131, Leonardo, Canadarm2, Dextre, Canadian space program, Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Canadarm, International Space Station