Astronauts Installing New Lab
Robot arm, Discovery crew members team up to lay groundwork
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2008 5:04 PM CDT
This image made from NASA TV, astronauts us the Canada arm to lift the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory from the space shuttle Endeavour.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Two spacewalking astronauts are preparing the enormous Japanese-made Kibo lab for eventual installation on the International Space Station, the Houston Chronicle reports. After getting a late start this morning because of a communications malfunction, Mike Fossum and Ron Garan sped through their checklists and got back ahead of schedule. The expedition is expected to take almost 7 hours.