[sarex] NASA Set To Welcome Japanese ISS Component
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Fri Mar 23 14:59:46 PDT 2007
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Mar. 23, 2007
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> Tracy Young
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> Lynnette Madison
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> NASA SET TO WELCOME JAPANESE SPACE STATION COMPONENT
> 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,
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