Space station astronauts unpack bags
Monday’s work had involved repairs and these have mostly gone well. A broken Earth ISS communication system on the US built Unity module was fixed by replacing two electronics boxes.
On the Russian built Zarya module, 18 faulty meters were successfully replaced on six batteries which store solar power.
But the foam sound mufflers fitted over noisy fans and ducts inside Zarya had an unexpected effect the relative humidity rose to 60%. This occu mulberry sale rred because a kink in one of the mufflers hampered the air flow in one spot.
The problem appears to have been solved after the kink was straightened out. Flight director Mark Ferring said t mulberry sale he humidity al mulberry sale ways remained within acceptable limits.
The temperature in the space station was also up this morning, to a warm 25 Celsius (78 Fahrenheit). When the astronauts entered the ISS, the temperature was only 13 Celsius (55 F).
Home on Sunday
The hatches to the ISS will be sealed early on Thursday and Discovery will then pull away. The shuttle is due back on Earth on Sunday.
The $60bn ISS construction programme is the first truly international space mission. It brings the US, Russia, Japan, Canada and Braz mulberry sale il together with the 11 members of the European Space Agency.
The current mission, STS 96, is the first construction activity on the ISS since the first two pieces Zarya and Unity were launched late last year. It is due to be completed by 2005 after an estimated 158 more spacewalks.