May 31, 2008
Posted: 07:13 PM ET
This is a big milestone for the space station program. The Japanese built Kibo laboratory will greatly add to the scientific potential of the station. So far, the station has not generated much good science. It takes two people just to run this 900,000 lbs orbiting ship – leaving only one person to mind the lab. Kibo lays the (way-above-the) ground work for doubling the crew size of the station from 3 to 6 next year.
"If you have got a crew of six," Griffin told me, "four of those people can be involved in doing research which is why we are building it in the first place."
-Miles O'Brien/Space Correspondent
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