Rassvet ISS Module Opens For Business

By Mark Carreau

HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station opened the new Russian “Rassvet” module on May 20, installing filters, fans and air ducts in the compartment delivered and attached to the orbiting laboratory earlier this week by the crew of the shuttle Atlantis.

The 23-ft.-long module, which serves as the station’s fourth docking port for Soyuz and Progress crew and cargo ...

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