Transfer of Leonardo to Continue Friday

Fri, 16 Apr 2010 04:27:16 AM GMT+0530 Leonardo was unberthed at 4:24 p.m. EDT, about seven hours later than planned. The crew then used the station’s robotic arm to maneuver the module into position above Discovery’s payload bay. Leonardo will remain in this “low hover” position overnight, and the crew will spend about an hour and a half finishing the job of using Canadarm2 to latch it in the shuttle’s cargo bay on Friday.

The delay in removing Leonardo resulted in a later-than-planned bedtime for the crew, which will be allowed to sleep in for about an hour later until 1:21 a.m. Friday.