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S124E005660 - STS-124 - Fire Port in JPM

S124E005660 - STS-124 - Fire Port in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of a fire port in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurised Module (JPM) as documented by the STS-124 crew. Subject Terms: Panels, Ports, S... more

S124E006933 - STS-124 - Ham and Fossum in JPM

S124E006933 - STS-124 - Ham and Fossum in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut astronauts Kenneth T. Ham, STS-124 pilot, and Michael E. Fossum, STS-124 Mission specialist, work in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressu... more

S124E006948 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006948 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006989 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006989 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006958 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

S124E006958 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Cabin Air hoses and inlet/outlet valves in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the... more

S124E006985 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006985 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006959 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

S124E006959 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Cabin Air hoses in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Terms... more

S124E006960 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

S124E006960 - STS-124 - Cabin Air hoses in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Cabin Air hoses in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Terms... more

S124E006943 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006943 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006945 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006945 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006961 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006961 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E005661 - STS-124 - Fire Port in JPM

S124E005661 - STS-124 - Fire Port in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of a fire port in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurised Module (JPM) as documented by the STS-124 crew. Subject Terms: Panels, Ports, S... more

S124E006981 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006981 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006966 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006966 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006937 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006937 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006992 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006992 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006982 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006982 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006964 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006964 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006970 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006970 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006988 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006988 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006968 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006968 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006957 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

S124E006957 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of computer display in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Term... more

S124E006956 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

S124E006956 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of computer display in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Term... more

S124E006949 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006949 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006990 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006990 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006984 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006984 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006936 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006936 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006940 - STS-124 - Garan, Ham and Nyberg in JPM

S124E006940 - STS-124 - Garan, Ham and Nyberg in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronauts Ronald J. Garan Jr., and Karen L. Nyberg, both STS-124 mission specialists, and Astronaut Kenneth T. Ham, STS-124 pilot, in the newl... more

S124E006938 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

S124E006938 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronaut Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot, installing a rack at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Spa... more

S124E006950 - STS-124 - Rack in JPM

S124E006950 - STS-124 - Rack in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack, hoses and valves in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subjec... more

S124E006935 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

S124E006935 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot, works in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station... more

S124E006946 - STS-124 - Rack in JPM

S124E006946 - STS-124 - Rack in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack hoses and valves in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject... more

S124E006971 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006971 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006947 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006947 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006986 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006986 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006931 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

S124E006931 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot, works on valves in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module. Subject Terms: STS-124, Valves, Onboard Acti... more

S124E006969 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006969 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006987 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006987 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006973 - STS-124 - Fan Assembly in JPM

S124E006973 - STS-124 - Fan Assembly in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of fan assembly and coolant water hoses in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the st... more

S124E006962 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006962 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006972 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006972 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006963 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006963 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006991 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006991 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006942 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006942 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of rack and valve at location code JPM1FO-02 in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with t... more

S124E006955 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

S124E006955 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of computer display in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Term... more

S124E006967 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006967 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006932 - STS-124 - Kelly in JPM

S124E006932 - STS-124 - Kelly in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut astronaut Mark E. Kelly, STS-124 commander, works in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module. Subject Terms: STS-124, Valves, On... more

S124E006954 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

S124E006954 - STS-124 - Computer display in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of computer display in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Term... more

S124E006941 - STS-124 - Garan,Ham and Nyberg in JPM

S124E006941 - STS-124 - Garan,Ham and Nyberg in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronauts Ronald J. Garan Jr., and Karen L. Nyberg, both STS-124 mission specialists, and Astronaut Kenneth T. Ham, STS-124 pilot, in the newl... more

S124E006980 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006980 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006934 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

S124E006934 - STS-124 - Ham in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot, works in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station... more

S124E006965 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006965 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Upper Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the stati... more

S124E006939 - STS-124 - Garan in JPM

S124E006939 - STS-124 - Garan in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronaut Ronald J. Garan Jr., mission specialist, with a checklist in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle ... more

S124E006983 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

S124E006983 - STS-124 - Closeout Panel in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Betacloth or Closeout Panel in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. S... more

S124E006953 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

S124E006953 - STS-124 - Valve in JPM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of valve on hatch in the newly installed Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. Subject Terms:... more

Power Tower Space Station Concept

Power Tower Space Station Concept

This is an artist's conception of the proposed "Power Tower" space station configuration, shown with the Japanese Experiment Module attached. This model and several others were examined before deciding on the S... more

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission. This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment. The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the International Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter’s aft flight deck during the 11-day mission. Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the  Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA- SPAS-2),  Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC817

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into t...

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on ... more

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission. This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment. The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the International Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter’s aft flight deck during the 11-day mission. Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the  Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA- SPAS-2),  Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC816

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into t...

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is installed into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on ... more

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is hoisted for installation into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission. This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment. The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the International Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter’s aft flight deck during the 11-day mission. Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the  Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC814

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is hoisted for inst...

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is hoisted for installation into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads th... more

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is lowered into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission. This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment. The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the International Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter’s aft flight deck during the 11-day mission. Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the Cryogenic Infrared Spectro-meters and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2),  Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC815

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is lowered into the...

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is lowered into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on th... more

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is prepared for hoisting and installation into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission. This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment. The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the International Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter’s aft flight deck during the 11-day mission. Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the  Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC813

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is prepared for hoi...

The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is prepared for hoisting and installation into the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2. The MFD is one of sever... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew examine the Manipulator Flight Demonstraton (MFD) payload in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery during Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities for that mission.  They are (left) Mission Specialists Stephen K. Robinson and Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (right).  They are accompanied by a United Space Alliance (USA) payload technician.  The MFD is one of several payloads that will fly on the STS-85 mission.  This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA), which can be seen atop its Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure (MPES) carrier that will serve as a platform in the payload bay for the robotic arm experiment.  The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the Interntional Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter's aft flight deck during the 11-day mission.  Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2) Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhhiker (IEH-2) experiments. KSC-97PC906

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew examin...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew examine the Manipulator Flight Demonstraton (MFD) payload in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery during Crew Equipment Interfac... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew perform a sharp-edge inspection in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in the space plane's payload bay during Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities for that mission.  They are (from left, foreground) Mission Specialists Stephen K. Robinson and Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (right).  They are accompanied by a United Space Alliance (USA) payload technician.  The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) payload is one of several that will fly on the STS-85 mission.  This payload is designed to test the operational capability of the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Small Fine Arm (SFA).  The arm, which will be a part of the JEM element of the Interntional Space Station, will be operated from the orbiter's aft flight deck during the 11-day mission.  Other payloads that will be aboard Discovery on this space flight include the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2) Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhhiker (IEH-2) experiments. KSC-97PC907

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew perfor...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-85 flight crew perform a sharp-edge inspection in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in the space plane's payload bay during Crew Equipment I... more

MFD - Davis conducts experiment OPS, views of the MFD payload

MFD - Davis conducts experiment OPS, views of the MFD payload

STS085-316-026 (7 - 19 August 1997) --- Wearing a head band representing the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) hardware several feet away in the open cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery, astronaut N. ... more

S128E008361 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008361 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

S128E008362 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008362 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

S128E008359 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008359 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

S128E008367 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008367 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

S128E008363 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008363 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

S128E008360 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

S128E008360 - STS-128 - Crew Photo with XVIII Patch in JEM

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of (from left) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Kevin Ford and Tim Kopra as they pose for a photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) during STS-... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla.   Built by the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the space station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM also includes two logistics modules, an exposed pallet for space environment experiments and a robotic manipulator system that are still under construction in Japan. The various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three space shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the Nation...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla. Built by t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla.   Built by the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the space station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM also includes two logistics modules, an exposed pallet for space environment experiments and a robotic manipulator system that are still under construction in Japan. The various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three space shuttle missions. .

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the Nation...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla. Built by t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurized Module is ready to be offloaded from the ship that carried it from Japan.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) built the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo.  The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the space station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM also includes two logistics modules, an exposed pallet for space environment experiments and a robotic manipulator system that are still under construction in Japan. The various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three space shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pres...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurized Module is ready to be offloaded from the ship that carried it from Japan. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) bu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla.   Built by the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the space station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM also includes two logistics modules, an exposed pallet for space environment experiments and a robotic manipulator system that are still under construction in Japan. The various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three space shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the Nation...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), looks at the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla. Built by t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), stands next to the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla.   Built by the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the space station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM also includes two logistics modules, an exposed pallet for space environment experiments and a robotic manipulator system that are still under construction in Japan. The various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three space shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the Nation...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), stands next to the Japanese Experiment Module after its arrival at Port Canaveral, Fla. Buil... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A convoy accompanies the truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A convoy accompanies the truck transport...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A convoy accompanies the truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility. The National Space Developme... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility arrives on Center.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The truck transporting the Pressurized Mo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility arrives on Center. The National Space Development A... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is suspended over the dock, waiting for a truck that will transfer it to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility. The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo.  The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is suspended over the dock, waiting for a truck that will transfer it to KSC’s Space Station Proces... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A convoy accompanies the truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A convoy accompanies the truck transporti...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A convoy accompanies the truck transporting the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility. The National Space Developmen... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lowered onto a truck bed.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC and will be transferred to the Space Station Processing Facility. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Modul...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lowered onto a truck bed. The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokoha... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lowered onto a truck bed for transfer to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lowered onto a truck bed for transfer to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility. The container... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is settled on a truck bed for transfer to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is settled on a truck bed for transfer to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility. The container t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, workers release the overhead crane that lifted the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the ship onto the truck bed.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC, and will be transferred to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, workers release the ov...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, workers release the overhead crane that lifted the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the ship onto the truck bed. The container tra... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The transporter rolls out of Port Canaveral with the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) aboard.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC, and will be transferred to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The transporter rolls out of Port Canave...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The transporter rolls out of Port Canaveral with the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) aboard. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) deve... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the overhead crane that lifted the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the ship onto the truck bed is released.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC, and will be transferred to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the overhead crane tha...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the overhead crane that lifted the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) from the ship onto the truck bed is released. The container transpo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lifted out of the ship’s cargo hold.  It will be loaded onto the truck bed in the background for transfer to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lifted out of the ship’s cargo hold. It will be loaded onto the truck bed in the background for... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is swung away from the ship. The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo.  The module will be loaded onto a truck bed and transferred to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is swung away from the ship. The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lifted out of the ship’s cargo hold.  The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 from Yokohama Harbor in Japan for the voyage to the United States. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Port Canaveral, the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) is lifted out of the ship’s cargo hold. The container transport ship carrying JEM departed May 2 f... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A view of the Space Station Processing Facility shows workstands and ISS elements.   The most recent additions are the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module and the Italian-built Node 2.  The pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the Space Station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  Node 2 will be installed on the end of the U.S. Lab and provides attach locations for the Japanese laboratory, European laboratory, the Centrifuge Accommodation Module and, later, Multipurpose Logistics Modules. It will provide the primary docking location for the Shuttle when a pressurized mating adapter is attached to Node 2.  Installation of the module will complete  the U.S. Core of the ISS.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A view of the Space Station Processing Fa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A view of the Space Station Processing Facility shows workstands and ISS elements. The most recent additions are the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module and the ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module is inside the Space Station Processing Facility.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The container with the Japanese Experimen...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module is inside the Space Station Processing Facility. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An overview of the Space Station Processing Facility shows workstands and ISS elements.   The most recent additions are the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module and the Italian-built Node 2.  The pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, Japan’s primary contribution to the Space Station, to be delivered to KSC. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional shirt-sleeve environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  Node 2 will be installed on the end of the U.S. Lab and provides attach locations for the Japanese laboratory, European laboratory, the Centrifuge Accommodation Module and, later, Multipurpose Logistics Modules. It will provide the primary docking location for the Shuttle when a pressurized mating adapter is attached to Node 2.  Installation of the module will complete  the U.S. Core of the ISS.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An overview of the Space Station Processi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An overview of the Space Station Processing Facility shows workstands and ISS elements. The most recent additions are the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM)’s pressurized module and... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Space Station Processing Facility, the lid is removed from the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, the lid is removed from the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside. A research laboratory, the pressu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Members of the STS-114 crew take a look at the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module in the Space Station Processing Facility.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-114 crew take a loo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-114 crew take a look at the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module in the Space Station Processing Facility. A research laboratory, the pressurized ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Workers in the Space Station Processing Facility prepare to remove the lid of the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside. A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Space Station Processing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Space Station Processing Facility prepare to remove the lid of the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside. A research laboratory... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   In the Space Station Processing Facility, the lid is removed from the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facilit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, the lid is removed from the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module inside. A research laboratory, the press... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is exposed after removal of the lid of its shipping container.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is exposed after removal of the lid of its shipping container. A research laboratory... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module past other ISS elements to a work stand.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module past other ISS elements to a work stand. A research laborato... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers check the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module on its work stand.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility,...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers check the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module on its work stand. A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is lowered onto a work stand.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility,...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is lowered onto a work stand. A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the fi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Removed from its shipping canister (lower right), the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is moved across the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility to a work stand.  A research laboratory, the pressurized module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC.   The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo and is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Removed from its shipping canister (low...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Removed from its shipping canister (lower right), the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) pressure module is moved across the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility to a work... more