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NASA to Highlight Next Space Station Component



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Feb. 1, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
>
> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468 
>
>
> NASA TO HIGHLIGHT NEXT SPACE STATION COMPONENT
>
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - On Tuesday, Feb 6, at 10:30 a.m. EST, NASA's 
> Kennedy Space Center in Florida will showcase the next element to be 
> added to the International Space Station. The starboard 3/4 truss 
> segment will launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-117, 
> targeted for March 15.
>
> The element will be added to the 11-segment integrated truss 
> structure, the station's backbone. The integrated truss structure 
> eventually will span more than 300 feet. The S3/S4 truss has two 
> large solar arrays and will provide one-fourth of the total power 
> generation for the completed station. The S3/S4 truss is expected to 
> be loaded into a transportation canister on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in 
> preparation for its targeted journey to the launch pad on Feb. 12.
>
> NASA and Boeing mission managers involved in processing the element 
> for flight will be available for a question-and-answer session during 
> Tuesday's event.
>
>
> For information on the STS-117 mission, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
>
> For information on the space station, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
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