Astronauts Take Spacewalk to Finish Wiring Up Station's New Room

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (AP) _ Two astronauts are outside
the international space station Saturday morning finishing up the
wiring on the newest addition to the orbiting outpost.

The work will clear the way for shuttle Atlantis to deliver a
new European laboratory.

Commander Peggy Whitson and Daniel Tani are hooking up more
electrical and fluid connections linking the space station and the
Harmony compartment that was delivered by the shuttle Discovery
last month.

Some of the work was done Tuesday.

It will allow Harmony to serve as a docking port for the
European lab, named Columbus, which is scheduled to be delivered on
a shuttle flight in December. A Japanese lab set to be delivered
early next year also will dock to the school bus-size module.


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