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Harmony Open for Business



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468


	
	*Harmony Open for Business*

Image Above: STS-120 and Expedition 16 crew members gather in the new 
Harmony module to talk to the press. Image credit: NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.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.

Members of the shuttle and station crews gathered in the new Harmonony 
module shortly after 2 p.m to discuss the mission in interviews with CBS 
News, FOX News, and WHAM-TV of Rochester, New York. The participants 
were Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko, and STS-120 Commander 
Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and mission specialists Stephanie 
Wilson, Doug Wheelock and Clay Anderson.

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> 

27 October 2007
	
	
	


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