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ISS held "housewarming" in module "Kibo"

June 5 2008

Last night crews of shuttle Discovery and International Space Station held a ceremony of official opening of a Japanese research module "Kibo". The honorary right to first enter into a new compartment of the station astronaut Akihiko Hoshide received.

The first visitor "Kibo", the very Japanese nationality, did not conceal his joy and positive emotions: "The module appears to be empty, but it is full of dreams" - said astronaut. Behind him in the Kibo entered the other team members of ISS-Discovery.

Earlier, 10 people worked hard to connect the new module to the livelihood of the station - they have provided electricity and water cut off, and leveled it pressure, Vesti reports.

Recall that "Kibo" was delivered into orbit on the space shuttle "Discovery". On Tuesday over his removal from the board a shuttle to the ISS worked by several people. During the first spacewalk, Americans have spent the necessary training on the outer surface of the station, and then astronauts using an external robot - a robotic "arms" moved "Kibo" is directly on the surface of the ISS.

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