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ISS Module From Japan Arrives at NASA



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Mar. 12, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
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> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
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> Lynnette Madison
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111 
>
> RELEASE: 07-63
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> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION MODULE FROM JAPAN ARRIVES AT NASA
>
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After traveling thousands of miles, a major 
> component of the International Space Station is set to begin 
> preparations for launch. The Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized 
> Section for the Japanese Experiment Module arrived at NASA's Kennedy 
> Space Center in Florida early Monday, March 12. The Japanese 
> Experiment Module is composed of three segments and is known as Kibo, 
> which means "hope" in Japanese.
>
> Kibo is Japan's first human space facility and its primary 
> contribution to the station. It will enhance the unique research 
> capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional 
> environment in which astronauts can conduct science experiments. The 
> Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section will serve as an 
> on-orbit storage area for materials, tools and supplies. It can hold 
> up to eight experiment racks and will attach to the top of another 
> larger pressurized module. 
>
> The ship carrying the module departed Feb. 7 from Yokohama, Japan, for 
> the United States. Kibo's various components will be assembled in 
> space during the course of three shuttle missions. The first of those 
> three missions, STS-123, will carry the Experiment Logistics Module 
> Pressurized Section aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, targeted for 
> launch in 2007.
>
> For more information about the station and Kibo, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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