New Racks Installed, Crew Prepares for Second Spacewalk

Astronaut Kevin Ford, STS-128 pilot
The Fluids Integrated Rack, Materials Science Research Rack-1 and Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer-2 were transferred from the Leonardo logistics module and installed in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory.

Spacewalkers Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang will camp out in the Quest airlock overnight to acclimate their bodies for a spacewalk to swap ammonia tanks used to keep the station cool. The second spacewalk of the mission is scheduled to begin about 5:19 p.m. EDT Thursday. They also readied spacesuits and tools, and went over the spacewalk plan with their colleagues.