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Harmony Open for Business



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Harmony Open for Business*
27 October 2007

Image Above: STS-120 Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock rides the 
station's robotic arm into Discovery's payload bay. Image credit: NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:*http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html*

Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock rides the station's robotic armImage 
Above: STS-120 Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock rides the station's 
robotic arm into Discovery's payload bay. Image credit: NASA TV

The STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews entered the Harmony module for the 
first time at 8:24 a.m EDT after Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli and 
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson opened the hatches. Harmony will 
provide the docking ports for new research laboratories from the 
European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The 
laboratories will be delivered to the station on upcoming shuttle missions.

The crews are also preparing for Sunday’s spacewalk, the second of the 
mission. The spacewalk will be conducted by Mission Specialist Scott 
Parazynski and Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel Tani. To prepare, 
they will do an overnight “campout” in the station’s airlock.

*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts120/index.html>
+ Harmony Node 2 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/behindscenes/harmony_payload.html> 

+ Space Shuttle Discovery 
<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/discovery-info.html>


The STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews entered the Harmony module for the 
first time at 8:24 a.m EDT after Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli and 
Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson opened the hatches. Harmony will 
provide the docking ports for new research laboratories from the 
European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The 
laboratories will be delivered to the station on upcoming shuttle missions.

The crews are also preparing for Sunday’s spacewalk, the second of the 
mission. The spacewalk will be conducted by Mission Specialist Scott 
Parazynski and Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel Tani. To prepare, 
they will do an overnight “campout” in the station’s airlock.

*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts120/index.html>
+ Harmony Node 2 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/behindscenes/harmony_payload.html> 

+ Space Shuttle Discovery 
<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/discovery-info.html>
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