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NASA Showcases Next Space Station Component



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Sept. 12, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-3749
> katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov
>
> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
> tracy.g.young@nasa.gov
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> NASA SHOWCASES NEXT SPACE STATION COMPONENT
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Kennedy Space Center will hold a media 
> event at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to highlight the next piece 
> to be added to the International Space Station. The Node-2 module, 
> known as Harmony, will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on 
> mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.
>
> Harmony will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to 
> additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The 
> pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside 
> the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's 
> robotic arm. The module is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in 
> diameter.
>
> During the event, reporters at the Space Station Processing Facility 
> will have the opportunity to speak with mission managers involved in 
> processing Harmony for flight. Harmony is scheduled to be transferred 
> at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its 
> journey to the station.
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> The processing facility is an operational area. All participants must 
> be properly dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely 
> cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves. 
>
> For the latest information on the STS-120 mission, visit: 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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