Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the International Space Station for docking on 26 February 2011 with the Leonardo module in its cargo bay.
Leonardo was built and designed by Italy’s ASI space agency to transport cargo and equipment to the Station inside NASA’s Space Shuttle. Modified to improve its shielding and visibility to visiting craft, it was attached permanently to the Station in 2011 after visiting the outpost seven times.
Leonardo is used for storing cargo bags, spare parts and food. One cargo rack is reserved for astronauts to use as a personal locker for their clothes, personal hygiene material and other belongings.