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NASA Set To Welcome Japanese ISS Component



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A./C #31468

Mar. 23, 2007
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-3749
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> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
>
> Lynnette Madison
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
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> NASA SET TO WELCOME JAPANESE SPACE STATION COMPONENT
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA will hold a ceremony April 17 at 9 a.m. 
> EDT to officially welcome a new International Space Station component 
> to the Kennedy Space Center. The Experiment Logistics Module 
> Pressurized Section for the Japanese Experiment Module arrived at 
> Kennedy March 12 to begin preparations for its future launch.
>
> The Japanese Experiment Module will be carried into space on three 
> shuttle missions. Known as Kibo, which means "hope" in Japanese, it 
> is Japan's primary contribution to the station. 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 Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized 
> Section is targeted for launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on 
> mission STS-123.
>
> International media must apply by 5 p.m. on April 6 at: 
>
> For more information on Kibo and the International Space Station, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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