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S118E05512 - STS-118 - View of the Payload Bay, Vertical Stabilizer, and RMS/OBSS taken during STS-118

S118E05512 - STS-118 - View of the Payload Bay, Vertical Stabilizer, a...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module in Space Shuttle Endeavours payload bay, the Vertical Stabilizer, and the Remote Manipulator System/Or... more

S118E05573 - STS-118 - View of Endeavour taken during STS-118

S118E05573 - STS-118 - View of Endeavour taken during STS-118

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Space Shuttle Endeavours Orbiter Docking System (ODS), the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module stowed in the payload bay, the Orbital Mane... more

S118E05571 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken during STS-118

S118E05571 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Space Shuttle Endeavours Orbiter Docking System (ODS) and the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module stowed in the payload bay. Photo taken ... more

S118E05527 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours Payload Bay and Vertical Stabilizer taken during STS-118

S118E05527 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours Payload Bay and Vertical Sta...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module stowed in the Space Shuttle Endeavours payload bay and the Vertical Stabilizer backdropped against a c... more

S118E05528 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken during STS-118

S118E05528 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Space Shuttle Endeavours Orbiter Docking System (ODS) and the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module stowed in the payload bay. Photo taken ... more

S118E05513 - STS-118 - View of the Payload Bay,Vertical Stabilizer,and RMS/OBSS taken during STS-118

S118E05513 - STS-118 - View of the Payload Bay,Vertical Stabilizer,and...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module in Space Shuttle Endeavours payload bay, the Vertical Stabilizer, and the Remote Manipulator System/Or... more

S118E05570 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken during STS-118

S118E05570 - STS-118 - View of Endeavours ODS and Payload Bay taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Space Shuttle Endeavours Orbiter Docking System (ODS) and the SPACEHAB Pressurized Logistics Module stowed in the payload bay. Photo taken ... more

Celebrating the official opening of the new International Space Station (ISS) Center at Kennedy Space Center are, left to right, James Ball, chief, NASA Public Services, KSC; KSC Director Roy D. Bridges Jr.; Hugh Harris, director, NASA Public Affairs, KSC; and Rick Abramson, president and chief operating officer, Delaware North Parks Services of Spaceport Inc. Center Director Bridges cuts the ribbon to the new tour attraction where full-scale mockups of station modules, through which visitors can walk, are on display. These include the Habitation Unit, where station crew members will live, sleep, and work; a Laboratory Module; and the Pressurized Logistics Module, where racks and supplies will be transported back and forth from KSC to space. Guests also can take an elevated walkway to a gallery overlooking the work are where actual ISS hardware is prepared for flight into space. This new tour site, in addition to a new Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry, are part of a comprehensive effort by NASA and Delaware North to expand and improve the KSC public tour and visitor facilities KSC-98pc156

Celebrating the official opening of the new International Space Statio...

Celebrating the official opening of the new International Space Station (ISS) Center at Kennedy Space Center are, left to right, James Ball, chief, NASA Public Services, KSC; KSC Director Roy D. Bridges Jr.; Hu... more

Retired Astronaut John Blaha celebrates the official opening of the new International Space Station (ISS) Center at Kennedy Space Center as he steps out of a full-scale mockup of one of the station modules. Modules through which visitors can walk that are included in the new tour attraction are the Habitation Unit, where station crew members will live, sleep, and work; a Laboratory Module; and the Pressurized Logistics Module, where racks and supplies will be transported back and forth from KSC to space. Guests also can take an elevated walkway to a gallery overlooking the work area where actual ISS hardware is prepared for flight into space. This new tour site, in addition to a new Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry, are part of a comprehensive effort by NASA and Delaware North to expand and improve the KSC public tour and visitor facilities KSC-98pc157

Retired Astronaut John Blaha celebrates the official opening of the ne...

Retired Astronaut John Blaha celebrates the official opening of the new International Space Station (ISS) Center at Kennedy Space Center as he steps out of a full-scale mockup of one of the station modules. Mod... more

(Left to right) Bob Behrendsen, Mod Flight Crew Systems, astronaut Kenneth Bowersox and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov check out equipment for the International Space Station (ISS) in the Space Station Processing Facility. Bowersox and Dezhurov are targeted on mission STS-102 which is scheduled to transport the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to ISS KSC-98pc1201

(Left to right) Bob Behrendsen, Mod Flight Crew Systems, astronaut Ken...

(Left to right) Bob Behrendsen, Mod Flight Crew Systems, astronaut Kenneth Bowersox and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov check out equipment for the International Space Station (ISS) in the Space Station Processing ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS). The Leonardo module arrived at KSC aboard the Airbus Beluga transporter, at left of the canister. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. Three modules are being provided by Alenia Aerospazio, in Italy, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. The second MPLM, to be handed over in April 1999, is named Raffaello. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc880

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS). The Leon... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS), rests on the truck that will move it to the Space Station ProcessingFacility. Named the Leonardo, the MPLM arrived aboard the Airbus Beluga transporter, at left. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. Three modules are being provided by Alenia Aerospazio, in Italy, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. The second MPLM, to be handed over in April 1999, is named Raffaello. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc881

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS), rests on the truck that will move it to the Space Station P... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, passes the Vehicle Assembly Building on its way to the Space Station Processing Facility. Destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS), the MPLM arrived aboard an Airbus Beluga transporter. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. Three modules are being provided by Alenia Aerospazio, in Italy, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. The second MPLM, to be handed over in April 1999, is named Raffaello. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc882

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The canister containing the first Multi-...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, passes the Vehicle Assembly Building on its way to the Space Station Processing Facility. Des... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS). The Leonardo module arrived at KSC aboard the Airbus Beluga transporter, at left of the canister. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. Three modules are being provided by Alenia Aerospazio, in Italy, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. The second MPLM, to be handed over in April 1999, is named Raffaello. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc879

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cranes lower the canister containing the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), the Leonardo, destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS). The Leon... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the nose of the Airbus Beluga transporter open, KSC workers prepare to unload the canister holding the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), at the Shuttle Landing Facility. Dubbed Leonardo, the module is destined for use in constructing the International Space Station (ISS). Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The modules are being provided by Alenia Aerospazio, in Italy, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. The second MPLM, to be handed over in April 1999, is named Raffaello. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc884

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the nose of the Airbus Beluga trans...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the nose of the Airbus Beluga transporter open, KSC workers prepare to unload the canister holding the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), at the Shuttle Landing Faci... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio (above) and KSC personnel (below) watch as the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) is secured on the work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility. The module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the International Space Station. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc890

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aeros...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio (above) and KSC personnel (below) watch as the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) is secured on the work stand in the Space S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), named Leonardo, is moved by crane toward a waiting work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility. Workers from Alenia Aerospazio, which provided the module, wait to check it out. The module is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the International Space Station. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc887

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistic...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), named Leonardo, is moved by crane toward a waiting work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility. Workers from Alenia... more

Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio look over the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built MPLM is undergoing testing in the Space Station Processing Facility. The module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc892

Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio look over the first Mult...

Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio look over the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built MPLM is undergoing testing in the Space Stati... more

The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) sits on the work stand where it will undergo testing in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc891

The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International ...

The first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) sits on the work stand where it will undergo testing in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module,... more

Visitors watch processing of the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) from a new tour stop in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc893

Visitors watch processing of the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module ...

Visitors watch processing of the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) from a new tour stop in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module, na... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio (above) as well as KSC workers (below) watch as the end cap is removed from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc896

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio (above) as well as KSC workers (below) watch as the end cap is removed from the first Multi-... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio work to remove the end cap from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) during testing in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc894

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aeros...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio work to remove the end cap from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) during testi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rack Insertion Device (at left) moves the end cap away from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) (at right) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is undergoing testing at the Space Station Processing Facility. It is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc899

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rac...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rack Insertion Device (at left) moves the end cap away from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) (at right) for the International Sp... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rack Insertion Device (at left) removes the end cap from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is undergoing testing at the Space Station Processing Facility. It is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc898

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rac...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians and workers watch as the Rack Insertion Device (at left) removes the end cap from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (I... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The inside of the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) is seen after the end cap is removed. The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is undergoing testing at the Space Station Processing Facility. It is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc897

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The inside of the first Multi-Purpose Lo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The inside of the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS) is seen after the end cap is removed. The Italian-built module, named Leonar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio watch as the end cap is removed from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). The Italian-built module, named Leonardo, is one of three from Alenia Aerospazio, and will be operated by NASA and supported by ASI, the Italian space agency. The MPLMs will be carried in the payload bay of a Shuttle orbiter, and will provide storage and additional work space for up to two astronauts when docked to the ISS. Leonardo is scheduled to be launched on STS-100 in December 1999. The second MPLM, named Raffaello, is scheduled to be handed over in April 1999. A third module, to be named Donatello, is due to be delivered in October 2000 for launch in January 2001 KSC-98pc895

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, technicians from Boeing and Alenia Aerospazio watch as the end cap is removed from the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), Unity (top) is suspended in air as it is moved to a new location (bottom left)in the SSPF. To its left is Leonardo, the Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to be launched on STS-100. Above Leonardo, visitors watch through a viewing window, part of the visitors tour at the Center. As the primary payload on mission STS-88, scheduled to launch Dec. 3, 1998, Unity will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module which should already be in orbit at that time. In the SSPF, Unity is undergoing testing such as the Pad Demonstration Test to verify the compatibility of the module with the Space Shuttle, as well as the ability of the astronauts to send and receive commands to Unity from the flight deck of the orbiter, and the common berthing mechanism to which other space station elements will dock. Unity is expected to be ready for installation into the payload canister on Oct. 25, and transported to Launch Pad 39-A on Oct. 27 KSC-98pc1325

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), Unity (top) is suspended in air as it is moved to a new location (bottom left)in the SSPF. To its left is Leonardo, the Italian-bui... more

Workers guide a segment of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) past the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. The segment joins two others for a campaign of prelaunch processing activities. CSA's first contribution to the International Space Station (ISS), the SSRMS is the primary means of transferring payloads between the orbiter payload bay and the ISS for assembly. The 56-foot-long robotic arm includes two 12-foot booms joined by a hinge. Seven joints on the arm allow highly flexible and precise movement. Latching End Effectors are mounted on each end of the arm for grappling. Video cameras mounted on the booms and end effectors will give astronauts maximum visibility for operations and maintenance tasks on the ISS. The SSRMS is scheduled to be launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-100, currently planned for July 2000 KSC-99pp0547

Workers guide a segment of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Sta...

Workers guide a segment of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) past the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. The... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter lands in the rain at the Shuttle Landing Facility to deliver its cargo, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM, named Raffaello, is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1005

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter lands in the rain at the Shuttle Landing Facility to deliver its cargo, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) f... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is reflected in the rain puddles as it taxis toward the mate/demate tower at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Beluga is carrying the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1006

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is reflected in the rain puddles as it taxis toward the mate/demate tower at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Beluga is c... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is reflected in the rain puddles as it comes to a stop at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Beluga is carrying the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1007

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is reflected in the rain puddles as it comes to a stop at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The Beluga is carrying the Raffael... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility to deliver its cargo, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM, named Raffaello, is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1004

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility to deliver its cargo, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers on cranes circle the "Beluga" Super Transporter at the Shuttle Landing Facility, ready to help offload the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1013

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers on cranes circle the "Beluga" Su...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers on cranes circle the "Beluga" Super Transporter at the Shuttle Landing Facility, ready to help offload the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers begin offloading the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), from the "Beluga" Super Transporter that brought it from Italy. One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers begin offloading the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), from the "Belug... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), named Raffaello, is moved out of the "Beluga" Super Transporter at the Shuttle Landing Facility. One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1015

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The second Multi-Purpose Logistics Modul...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), named Raffaello, is moved out of the "Beluga" Super Transporter at the Shuttle Landing F... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane is attached to the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), before offloading the MPLM from the "Beluga" Super Transporter. One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1014

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane is attached to the Raffaello, th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane is attached to the Raffaello, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS), before offloading the MPLM from the "Beluga" Super... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, the one-piece, upward-hinged main cargo door of the Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is open to offload its cargo, the second Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for the International Space Station (ISS). One of Italy's major contributions to the ISS program, the MPLM, named Raffaello, is a reusable logistics carrier and the primary delivery system used to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment. Weighing nearly 4.5 tons, the module measures 21 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. Raffaello will join Leonardo, the first Italian-built MPLM, in the Space Station Processing Facility for testing. NASA, Boeing, the Italian Space Agency and Alenia Aerospazio will provide engineering support KSC-99pp1011

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, the one...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, the one-piece, upward-hinged main cargo door of the Airbus Industrie A300-600ST "Beluga" Super Transporter is open to offload its cargo, the second... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., STS-102 Mission Specialist Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), looks at part of the cargo on the Integrated Cargo Carrier. STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. It is also transporting Usachev, and Mission Specialists James Voss and Susan Helms as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. The mission will also return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1423

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., STS-10...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., STS-102 Mission Specialist Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), looks at part of the cargo on the Integrated Cargo Carrier. S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, members of the STS-102 crew pose with workers from Johnson Space Center in front of the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3), a component of the International Space Station (ISS). From left are Dave Moore (JSC), Susan J. Helms, Arne Aamodt (JSC), Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev, Matt Myers (JSC) and James S. Voss. Voss, Helms and Usachev, known as the Expedition II crew, will be staying on the ISS, replacing the Expedition I crew, Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. Along with the crew, Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1380

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, members of the STS-102 crew pose with workers from Johnson Space Center in front of the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3), a component of... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Looking over a Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station Processing Facility are Arne Aamodt, with Johnson Space Center, Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev and Susan J. Helms. Usachev and Helms are two members of the STS-102 crew, who will be staying on the International Space Station (ISS). The third crew member is James S. Voss. They have been designated the Expedition II crew. Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. On the return of STS-102 to Earth, it will bring back the first crew on the station: Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1375

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Looking over a Pressurized Mating Adapte...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Looking over a Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station Processing Facility are Arne Aamodt, with Johnson Space Center, Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev and Susan J. Helm... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-102 crew member Susan J. Helms looks over a Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station Processing Facility. The PMA-3 is a component of the International Space Station (ISS). Helms is one of three who will be staying on the ISS as the Expedition II crew. The others are Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev and James S. Voss. Along with the crew, Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. On the return of STS-102 to Earth, it will bring back the first crew on the station: Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1376

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-102 crew member Susan J. Helms looks...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-102 crew member Susan J. Helms looks over a Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station Processing Facility. The PMA-3 is a component of the International Space Sta... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look at part of the cargo for their mission. From left are Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1426

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., member...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look at part of the cargo for their mission. From left are Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usache... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew pose for a photograph with SPACEHAB workers in front of the International Cargo Carrier, which will carry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew are, left to right, Mission Specialists James Voss, Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), and Susan Helms. STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1425

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., member...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew pose for a photograph with SPACEHAB workers in front of the International Cargo Carrier, which will carry cargo to the... more

At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look over the Integrated Cargo Carrier and the Russian crane Strela as part of familiarization activities. Starting second to left are Mission Specialists Susan Helms, cosmonaut Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), and James Voss. STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. It is also transporting Voss, Helms and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. The mission will also return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1421

At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look ove...

At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look over the Integrated Cargo Carrier and the Russian crane Strela as part of familiarization activities. Starting second to left are Mission Speci... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look at part of the equipment on the Integrated Cargo Carrier that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Specialists Susan Helms, James Voss and Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000. KSC-99pp1424

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., member...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., members of the STS-102 crew look at part of the equipment on the Integrated Cargo Carrier that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Spe... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers at SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., help members of the STS-102 crew become familiar with the Integrated Cargo Carrier and elements of its cargo for their mission. Starting second from left are Mission Specialists James Voss and Susan Helms and, fourth from left, cosmonaut Yuri Usachev, who is with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. It is also transporting Voss, Helms and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. The mission will also return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1422

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers at SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla....

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers at SPACEHAB, in Titusville, Fla., help members of the STS-102 crew become familiar with the Integrated Cargo Carrier and elements of its cargo for their mission. Starting s... more

STS-102 crew members at left are briefed by workers (right) in the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) on equipment for their mission. From left are Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1428

STS-102 crew members at left are briefed by workers (right) in the Spa...

STS-102 crew members at left are briefed by workers (right) in the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) on equipment for their mission. From left are Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usa... more

STS-102 Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), pose in front of the U.S. Lab module, named Destiny, in the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1429

STS-102 Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, ...

STS-102 Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian Space Agency (RSA), pose in front of the U.S. Lab module, named Destiny, in the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF). S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-102's Expedition II discuss the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) (top of photo) with workers from Johnson Space Center. From left are Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev, Dave Moore (JSC), Susan J. Helms, James S. Voss, Arne Aamodt and Matt Myers (both of JSC). The PMA-3 is a component of the International Space Station (ISS). Voss, Helms and Usachev will be staying on the ISS, replacing the Expedition I crew, Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. Along with the crew, Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1379

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-102's Expedition II discuss the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) (top of photo) with workers from Johnson Space Center. From left ar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-102 crew, known as the Expedition II crew, and workers from Johnson Space Center get a close look at the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station Processing Facility. The PMA-3 is a component of the International Space Station (ISS). Making up the Expedition II crew are James S. Voss, Susan J. Helms and Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev, of Russia. Along with the crew, Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. On the return of STS-102 to Earth, it will bring back the first crew on the station: Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1377

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-102 crew, known as th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-102 crew, known as the Expedition II crew, and workers from Johnson Space Center get a close look at the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3) in the Space Station ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- From a work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-102 crew members James S. Voss (left) and Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev (right), of Russia, look over the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-3). The PMA-3 is a component of the International Space Station (ISS). Voss and Usachev are two crew members who will be staying on the ISS as the Expedition II crew. The third is Susan J. Helms. Along with the crew, Mission STS-102 also will be carrying the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to the ISS. The Leonardo will be filled with equipment and supplies to outfit the U.S. laboratory module, which will have been carried to the ISS on a preceding Shuttle flight. In order to function as an attached station module as well as a cargo transport, logistics modules (there are three) also include components that provide some life support, fire detection and suppression, electrical distribution and computer functions. Eventually, the modules also will carry refrigerator freezers for transporting experiment samples and food to and from the station. On the return of STS-102 to Earth, it will bring back the first crew on the station: Bill Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko. STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000, from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center KSC-99pp1378

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- From a work stand in the Space Station P...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- From a work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-102 crew members James S. Voss (left) and Yuriy Vladimirovich Usachev (right), of Russia, look over the Pressurized ... more

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), a technician (right) explains use of the equipment in front of (left) STS-102 Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian Space Agency (RSA). STS-102 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station, transporting the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) with equipment to assist in outfitting the U.S. Lab, which will already be in place. The mission is also transporting Helms, Voss and Usachev as the second resident crew (designated Expedition crew 2) to the station. In exchange, the mission will return to Earth the first expedition crew on ISS: William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev (RSA) and Yuri Gidzenko (RSA). STS-102 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 19, 2000 KSC-99pp1427

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), a technician (rig...

Inside the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), a technician (right) explains use of the equipment in front of (left) STS-102 Mission Specialists James Voss, Susan Helms and Yuri Usachev, with the Russian ... more

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during discussion of the hardware at left, the Mobile Base System (MBS), with STS-100 crew members. The crew is at KSC for Crew Equipment Interface Test activities. Mission STS-100 is scheduled to launch April 19, 2001, carrying the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), as well as Raffaello, a multi-purpose logistics module. The MBS is part of the SSRMS and will complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. A mechanical arm, the MBS will have the capability to “inchworm” from the U.S. Lab fixture to the MSS and travel along the truss to work sites on the Space Station. The MBS is scheduled to be launched in February 2002 on flight UF-2 to the International Space Station KSC00pp1449

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during...

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during discussion of the hardware at left, the Mobile Base System (MBS), with STS-100 crew members. The crew is at KSC for Crew Equipment Interfac... more

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during discussion of the hardware at left, the Mobile Base System (MBS), with STS-100 crew members. The crew is at KSC for Crew Equipment Interface Test activities. Mission STS-100 is scheduled to launch April 19, 2001, carrying the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), as well as Raffaello, a multi-purpose logistics module. The MBS is part of the SSRMS and will complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. A mechanical arm, the MBS will have the capability to “inchworm” from the U.S. Lab fixture to the MSS and travel along the truss to work sites on the Space Station. The MBS is scheduled to be launched in February 2002 on flight UF-2 to the International Space Station KSC-00pp1449

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during...

A worker in the Space Station Processing Facility makes a point during discussion of the hardware at left, the Mobile Base System (MBS), with STS-100 crew members. The crew is at KSC for Crew Equipment Interfac... more

STS102-361-018 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay

STS102-361-018 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter'...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay. Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, MINI PRESSURIZED LOGISTICS MODULE ... more

STS102-340-031 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter payload bay

STS102-340-031 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of MPLM/Leonardo moving from the orbiter payload bay to the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION... more

STS102-368-023 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack restraining bolts

STS102-368-023 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack res...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition One commander William (Bill) Shepherd uses a power tool to remove rack restraining bolts in the MPLM/Leonardo module. Subject Terms: STS-102... more

STS102-343-001 - STS-102 - Krikalev and Thomas inside the MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-343-001 - STS-102 - Krikalev and Thomas inside the MPLM/Leonard...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition One crewmember Sergei Krikalev and Mission Specialist Andrew S.W. Thomas inside the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) / Leonardo module. ... more

STS102-343-009 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-343-009 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo modu...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Expedition One crewmembers Yuri Gidzenko in the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM)/Leonardo module surrounded by stowage bags. Subject Terms... more

STS102-315-008 - STS-102 - Interface between Node 1 and Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM)

STS102-315-008 - STS-102 - Interface between Node 1 and Leonardo Multi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Interface between Node 1 and Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) on the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIO... more

STS102-368-025 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack restraining bolts

STS102-368-025 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack res...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition One commander William (Bill) Shepherd uses a power tool to remove rack restraining bolts in the MPLM/Leonardo module. Subject Terms: STS-102... more

STS102-368-027 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack restraining bolts

STS102-368-027 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack res...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition One commander William (Bill) Shepherd uses a power tool to remove rack restraining bolts in the MPLM/Leonardo module. Subject Terms: STS-102... more

STS102-343-010 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-343-010 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo modu...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Expedition One crewmembers Sergei Krikalev in the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM)/Leonardo module surrounded by stowage bags. Subject Ter... more

STS102-368-015 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module docked to the ISS

STS102-368-015 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module docked to the ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the MPLM/Leonardo module docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, MINI PRESSURIZED... more

STS102-368-026 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack restraining bolts

STS102-368-026 - STS-102 - Shepherd uses power tool to remove rack res...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition One commander William (Bill) Shepherd uses a power tool to remove rack restraining bolts in the MPLM/Leonardo module. Subject Terms: STS-102... more

STS102-363-014 - STS-102 - Tip of the orbiter tail; docking ring on MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-363-014 - STS-102 - Tip of the orbiter tail; docking ring on MP...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close view of tip on orbiter tail (014). Docking ring and seals on MPLM/Leonardo module (015). Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY... more

STS102-361-020 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay

STS102-361-020 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter'...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay. Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, MINI PRESSURIZED LOGISTICS MODULE ... more

STS102-346-033 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Middeck and ISS MPLM/Leonardo

STS102-346-033 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Mi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the orbiter middeck and International Space Station (ISS) MPLM/Leonardo module. Group photo in the Multipurpose Log... more

STS102-340-030 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter payload bay

STS102-340-030 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of MPLM/Leonardo moving from the orbiter payload bay to the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION... more

STS102-340-032 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter payload bay

STS102-340-032 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of MPLM/Leonardo moving from the orbiter payload bay to the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION... more

STS102-368-030 - STS-102 - Thomas and Kelly in U.S. Laboratory hatch

STS102-368-030 - STS-102 - Thomas and Kelly in U.S. Laboratory hatch

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Mission Specialist Andrew S.W. Thomas and Pilot James Kelly in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny module hatch. View STS102-368-030 is a crew pick selection. ... more

STS102-340-028 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter payload bay

STS102-340-028 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) is photographed by a crew member through an International Space Station (ISS) window. View STS102-34... more

STS102-346-032 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Middeck and ISS MPLM/Leonardo

STS102-346-032 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Mi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the orbiter middeck and International Space Station (ISS) MPLM/Leonardo module. Mission Specialist Paul Richards an... more

STS102-346-035 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Middeck and ISS MPLM/Leonardo

STS102-346-035 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Mi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the orbiter middeck and International Space Station (ISS) MPLM/Leonardo module. STS-102 Crewmember group activity i... more

STS102-340-029 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter payload bay

STS102-340-029 - STS-102 - Moving MPLM/Leonardo from the orbiter paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of MPLM/Leonardo moving from the orbiter payload bay to the International Space Station (ISS). . Subject Terms: STS-102, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STAT... more

STS102-361-019 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay

STS102-361-019 - STS-102 - MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter'...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: MPLM/Leonardo module stowed in the orbiter's payload bay. Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, MINI PRESSURIZED LOGISTICS MODULE ... more

STS102-363-015 - STS-102 - Tip of the orbiter tail; docking ring on MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-363-015 - STS-102 - Tip of the orbiter tail; docking ring on MP...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close view of tip on orbiter tail (014). Docking ring and seals on MPLM/Leonardo module (015). Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY... more

STS102-368-029 - STS-102 - Helms in the MPLM;

STS102-368-029 - STS-102 - Helms in the MPLM;

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Two crewmember Susan Helms in the MPLM/Leonardo module with a spinning paper fan. Subject Terms: STS-102, EXPEDITION 2, ASTRONAUTS, INTERNAT... more

STS102-343-008 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-343-008 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo modu...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Expedition One crewmembers Yuri Gidzenko in the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM)/Leonardo module surrounded by stowage bags. View STS102-3... more

STS102-343-011 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo module

STS102-343-011 - STS-102 - Gidzenko and Krikalev in MPLM/Leonardo modu...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Expedition One crewmembers Sergei Krikalev in the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM)/Leonardo module surrounded by stowage bags. Subject Ter... more

STS102-346-034 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Middeck and ISS MPLM/Leonardo

STS102-346-034 - STS-102 - STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the Mi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-102 Crewmember group activity in the orbiter middeck and International Space Station (ISS) MPLM/Leonardo module. Group photo in the MPLM/ Leonardo m... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery is silhouetted by the brilliant runway lights of runway 15 as it lands at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 2:31:42 a.m. EST. Nose wheel touchdown occurred at 2:31:54 a.m., and wheel stop at 2:33:06 a.m. The landing on orbit 201 concluded mission STS-102, the eighth flight to the International Space Station, carrying the first Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Leonardo, to the ISS and Expedition Two, a replacement crew for the Station. The 12-day, 19-hour, 51-minute mission returned both the Leonardo and the first resident crew of the ISS, Expedition One, to KSC. Discovery logged 5.3 million miles on this mission. The landing marked the 54th at KSC in the history of the program, and the 12th night landing at KSC KSC01pp0563

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery is silhouetted b...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery is silhouetted by the brilliant runway lights of runway 15 as it lands at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 2:31:42 a.m. EST... more

Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) in the Endeavour payload bay prior to docking

Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) in the Endeavour paylo...

ISS002-E-5815 (21 April 2001) --- The Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), built by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), sits in its berthed position in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as th... more

Usachev in Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)

Usachev in Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)

ISS002-E-5852 (26 April 2001) --- Yury V. Usachev of Rosaviakosmos, Expedtion Two mission commander, enjoys the extra space provided by the Multipurpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raphaello which was mated to the ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is helped with his launch and entry suit for the second launch attempt after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1454

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is help...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is helped with his launch and entry suit for the second launch attempt after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- A helicopter provides a unique view of the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from Launch Pad 39A on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. As Discovery soars into the sky it casts a shadow from the setting sun. Below the smoke column rises the 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building, a landmark at Kennedy Space Center. To the left is the Banana Creek and in the foreground are the marshlands of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which shares a boundary with Kennedy. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1474

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- A helicopter provides a unique view of t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- A helicopter provides a unique view of the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from Launch Pad 39A on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. As Discovery soars into t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin is eager for the second launch attempt of mission STS-105 after a 24-hour weather delay. This is Tyurin’s first space flight. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1459

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Mikhail Tyuri...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin is eager for the second launch attempt of mission STS-105 after a 24-hour weather delay. This is Tyurin’s first space flight. Launch count... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the heavens to rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT on this second launch attempt. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. [Photo by Scott Andrews; Nikon D1X camera KSC01padig271

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the heavens to rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT on this second ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Smoke and steam roll over the ground as Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC01padig268

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Smoke and steam roll over the ground as ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Smoke and steam roll over the ground as Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discov... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --Space Shuttle Discovery clears the lightning rod on Launch Pad 39A as it soars into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01PP1465

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --Space Shuttle Discovery clears the lightn...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --Space Shuttle Discovery clears the lightning rod on Launch Pad 39A as it soars into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Spectators gather on the grounds in front of the bleachers at the turn basin to watch the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. A breeze from the southeast that has the flags snapping also kept gathering clouds away for the on-time liftoff at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC01padig265

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Spectators gather on the grounds in fron...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Spectators gather on the grounds in front of the bleachers at the turn basin to watch the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. A breeze from the southeast that has the flags snapping... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The plume of smoke grows behind Space Shuttle Discovery as it hurtles into space on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC01padig267

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The plume of smoke grows behind Space Sh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The plume of smoke grows behind Space Shuttle Discovery as it hurtles into space on mission STS-105. Liftoff occurred on time at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Pilot Rick Sturckow happy to get ready for the second launch attempt after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1457

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Pilot Rick Sturckow happy to get...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Pilot Rick Sturckow happy to get ready for the second launch attempt after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at ab... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The solid rocket booster on Space Shuttle Discovery expends a column of flame as it hurtles into the sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1469

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The solid rocket booster on Space Shuttl...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The solid rocket booster on Space Shuttle Discovery expends a column of flame as it hurtles into the sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery soars from Launch Pad 39A into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01PP1466

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery soars from Launc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery soars from Launch Pad 39A into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Viewed from between the trees, Space Shuttle Discovery rises above the smoke as it soars into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Viewed from the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building, liftoff occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT on this second launch attempt. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1467

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Viewed from between the trees, Space Shu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Viewed from between the trees, Space Shuttle Discovery rises above the smoke as it soars into the blue sky on mission STS-105 to the International Space Station. Viewed from the to... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews grin as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz; in the second row, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry; in the third row, E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov. Forrester and Tyurin are both making their first space flights. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1461

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) cr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews grin as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews are smiling as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the way are (left to right) Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz; in the second row, Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry; in the third row, E3 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov. Forrester and Tyurin are both making their first space flights. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. [Photo by Scott Andrews; Nikon D1X camera KSC01padig264

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) cr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three (E3) crews are smiling as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39A for a second launch attempt. Leading the wa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off Launch Pad 39A with a crew of seven on board. Flames from the solid rocket boosters and external tank are drawn away by a flame trench below while water jets flood the area to help suppress the deafening sound. A rainbird can be seen to the left of the white solid rocket booster. In the background is the Atlantic Ocean. Liftoff of Discovery on mission STS-105 occurred at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station and the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks, contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1473

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off Lau...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off Launch Pad 39A with a crew of seven on board. Flames from the solid rocket boosters and external tank are drawn away by a flame trench below wh... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov is ready for the second launch attempt of mission STS-105 after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mission were called off at about 5:12 p.m. Aug. 9 during the T-9 minute hold due to the high potential for lightning, a thick cloud cover and the potential for showers. Launch is currently scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station KSC-01pp1458

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Vladimir Dezh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov is ready for the second launch attempt of mission STS-105 after a 24-hour weather delay. Launch countdown activities for the 12-day mis... more