The International Space Station got a year's worth of groceries in a giant shopping cart, courtesy of the astronauts on Nasa's final shuttle flight.
Astronauts Sandra Magnus and Douglas Hurley used the space station's hulking robot arm to hoist the bus-size container out of Atlantis' payload bay and attach it to the orbiting outpost.
The canister - 21 feet long and 15 feet across - is jammed with nearly five tons of household goods, enough to keep the 245-mile-high station and its inhabitants going for another year. Food alone accounted for more than one ton.
Clothes also were stuffed inside the Italian-built cylinder, named Raffaello, as well as spare parts for the station.
"Take care and let us know if we can do anything from down here," Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, a former space station resident, radioed from the European Space Agency's control centre in Germany.
Speeding ahead of schedule, the astronauts opened the hatch and entered Raffaello a few hours later - white bags were stacked high on all sides.
First on the unpacking list, so-called crew preference items, said flight director Jerry Jason. The six space station residents already received a bag of fresh fruit - the shuttle astronauts hand-delivered that immediately after Sunday's docking - and were promised extra jars of peanut butter.
The astronauts got a quadruple dose of good news on Monday. Atlantis' crew gets an extra day at the space station; the shuttle is in excellent shape; a piece of space junk is no longer a threat; and a critical computer is running normally after being knocked off-line.
The shuttle has only a few spots of extremely minor launch damage, and the astronauts can forgo any further inspections until after next week's undocking, mission managers decided.
Atlantis is the last of Nasa's three remaining shuttles to be retired, as the space agency turns its focus on expeditions to an asteroid and Mars. It will remain at Kennedy Space Centre upon its return and be put on public display.