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Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningsstolpe, enkel .

Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningssto...

Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningsstolpe, enkel .

Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningsstolpe, dubbel.

Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningssto...

Olika detaljer i uppbyggnaden av ett blanktrådsnät 1930. Utgreningsstolpe, dubbel.

Saturn V vehicle (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 mission

Saturn V vehicle (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 mission

This photograph depicts the Saturn V vehicle (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 mission in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). After the completion of the assembly operation, the work ... more

STAFF Sergeant Timmie Shannon, from the 463rd Field Maintenance Squadron, raises a work platform before servicing an aircraft during the combined United States/Honduran training operation "AHUAS TARA" (BIG PINE)

STAFF Sergeant Timmie Shannon, from the 463rd Field Maintenance Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AHUAS TARA (BIG PINE) Base: La Mesa Country: Honduras (HND) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Released... more

STS072-305-026 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-026 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-027 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-027 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-037 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-037 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-310-030 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to EVA

STS072-310-030 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboar...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to extravehicular activity (EVA) demonstrating space station assembly techniques for EVA de... more

STS072-305-031 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-031 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-028 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-028 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-035 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-035 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-036 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-036 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-032 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-032 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-025 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-025 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-033 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-033 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-310-032 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to EVA

STS072-310-032 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboar...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to extravehicular activity (EVA) demonstrating space station assembly techniques for EVA de... more

STS072-305-024 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-024 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-030 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-030 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-310-031 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to EVA

STS072-310-031 - STS-072 - EDFT-03, documentation of port and starboar...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 documentation of port and starboard payload bay prior to extravehicular activity (EVA) demonstrating space station assembly techniques for EVA de... more

STS072-305-034 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-034 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

STS072-305-029 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-305-029 - STS-072 - Activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Activity during first extravehicular activity (EVA) of STS-72 mission. Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Leroy Chiao (EV1) unstows the portable ... more

An aerial bow-on view of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) under construction in drydock #12 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation Shipyard. Dry dock #12 is the largest in the western hemisphere and is serviced with a 900 metric ton capacity gantry crane that spans the dry dock and work platform. A Commercial double bottom oil tanker is under construction in the rear section of the dry dock

An aerial bow-on view of the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft car...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: James River State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert J. Sitar (USN Ret) Release Status: Releas... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   STS-82 Mission Specialist Steven A Hawley stands beside part of Discovery's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, at right, which he will operate for the capture, berthing and redeployment of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  The robotic arm also will be used as work platform for the four spacewalkers.  Hawley is the prime RMS operator on the flight, which will be the second HST servicing mission.  He and the other six members of the crew are making a final inspection of the payload at Launch Pad 39A before launch. STS-82 is scheduled for liftoff on Feb. 11 during a 65-minute launch window that opens at 3:56 a.m. EST.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-82 Mission Specialist Steven A Hawl...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-82 Mission Specialist Steven A Hawley stands beside part of Discovery's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, at right, which he will operate for the capture, berthing and rede... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closer view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft. Above the engine is one of the two solar wings, folded for launch, that will provide the power for it. When fully extended, the wings measure 38.6 feet from tip to tip. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Another onboard experiment includes software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches KSC-98pc1191

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work pla...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closer view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical pro... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform after being fitted with thermal insulation. The dark insulation is designed to protect the side of the spacecraft that faces away from the sun. At either side of the spacecraft are its solar wings, folded for launch. When fully extended, the wings measure 38.6 feet from tip to tip. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include a solar-powered ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches KSC-98pc1190

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform after being fitted with thermal insulation. The dark insulation is designed to protect the side of the spacecraft that faces away from the s... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Another onboard experiment includes software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches KSC-98pc1192

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work pla...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical pr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After covering the bulk of Deep Space 1 in thermal insulating blankets, workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility lift it from its work platform before moving it onto its transporter (behind workers at left). Deep Space 1 is being moved to the Defense Satellite Communications System Processing Facility (DPF), Cape Canaveral Air Station, for testing. At either side of the spacecraft are its solar wings, folded for launch. When fully extended, the wings measure 38.6 feet from tip to tip. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include a solar-powered ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches KSC-98pc1187

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After covering the bulk of Deep Space 1 ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After covering the bulk of Deep Space 1 in thermal insulating blankets, workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility lift it from its work platform before moving it onto its... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform after being fitted with thermal insulation. The reflective insulation is designed to protect the spacecraft as this side faces the sun. At either side of the spacecraft are its solar wings, folded for launch. When fully extended, the wings measure 38.6 feet from tip to tip. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include a solar-powered ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft. Deep Space 1 will complete most of its mission objectives within the first two months, but may also do a flyby of a near-Earth asteroid, 1992 KD, in July 1999. Deep Space 1 will be launched aboard a Boeing Delta 7326 rocket from Launch Pad 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Station, in October. Delta II rockets are medium capacity expendable launch vehicles derived from the Delta family of rockets built and launched since 1960. Since then there have been more than 245 Delta launches KSC-98pc1189

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Deep Space 1 rests on its work platform after being fitted with thermal insulation. The reflective insulation is designed to protect the spacecraft as this side faces the sun. At e... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour in Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross (crouching at left) and James H. Newman (far right) get a close look at equipment. Looking on is Wayne Wedlake (far left), with United Space Alliance at Johnson Space Center, and a KSC worker (behind Newman) who is operating the movable work platform or bucket. The STS-88 crew members are participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), familiarizing themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. Targeted for liftoff on Dec. 3, 1998, STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. After the mating, Ross and Newman are scheduled to perform three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1217

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour in Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross (crouching at left) and James H. Newman (fa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour, workers and STS-88 crew members on a movable work platform or bucket move closer to the rear of the orbiter's crew compartment. While Endeavour is being prepared for flight inside Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, the STS-88 crew members are participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) to familiarize themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. A KSC worker (left) maneuvers the platform to give Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman (right) a closer look. Looking on is Wayne Wedlake of United Space Alliance at Johnson Space Center. Targeted for liftoff on Dec. 3, 1998, STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. After the mating, Ross and Newman are scheduled to perform three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1216

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the payload bay of Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour, workers and STS-88 crew members on a movable work platform or bucket move closer to the rear of the orbiter's crew compar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lowered on a movable work platform or bucket inside the payload bay of orbiter Endeavour, STS-88 Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross (far right) and James H. Newman (second from right) get a close look at the Orbiter Docking System. At left is the bucket operator and Wayne Wedlake, with United Space Alliance at Johnson Space Center. The STS-88 crew members are in Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to participate in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) to familiarize themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. Targeted for liftoff on Dec. 3, 1998, STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. While on orbit during STS-88, Unity will be latched atop the Orbiter Docking System in the forward section of Endeavour's payload bay for the mating of the two modules. After the mating, Ross and Newman are scheduled to perform three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1219

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lowered on a movable work platform or bu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lowered on a movable work platform or bucket inside the payload bay of orbiter Endeavour, STS-88 Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross (far right) and James H. Newman (second from righ... more

STS103-713-087 - STS-103 - 2nd EVA - 486 installation

STS103-713-087 - STS-103 - 2nd EVA - 486 installation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-103 mission specialist Michael Foale (standing on a work platform on the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm) finishes installing the new 486 comput... more

STS103-713-088 - STS-103 - 2nd EVA - 486 installation

STS103-713-088 - STS-103 - 2nd EVA - 486 installation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-103 mission specialist Michael Foale (standing on a work platform on the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm) finishes installing the new 486 comput... more

61B-104-028 - STS-61B - Ross and Spring during Extravehicular Activity (EVA) for STS-61B

61B-104-028 - STS-61B - Ross and Spring during Extravehicular Activity...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the payload bay and activities in the payload bay. Views include: overhead view of the port side of the payload bay, cente... more

An overhead crane in the Space Shuttle Processing Facility lifts a high-gain antenna over a work platform toward the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) Z1, to which it will be attached. The Z1, part of the payload on mission STS-92 (flight 3A) to be launched in mid-fall, is an early exterior framework for the International Space Station. It will allow the first U.S. solar arrays, on mission STS-97 (flight 4A), to be temporarily installed on Unity for early power KSC-00pp0776

An overhead crane in the Space Shuttle Processing Facility lifts a hig...

An overhead crane in the Space Shuttle Processing Facility lifts a high-gain antenna over a work platform toward the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) Z1, to which it will be attached. The Z1, part of the payloa... more

STS112-312-023 - STS-112 - MS Sellers on aft flight deck

STS112-312-023 - STS-112 - MS Sellers on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-112 Mission specialist Piers Sellers poses with a pen floating in front of him on the orbiter Atlantis aft flight deck. A portable work platform and... more

STS112-312-024 - STS-112 - MS Sellers on aft flight deck

STS112-312-024 - STS-112 - MS Sellers on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-112 Mission specialist Piers Sellers poses for a photo on the orbiter Atlantis aft flight deck. A portable work platform and an Earth limb can be se... more

sts121-323-010 - STS-121 - Sellers and Fossum on the end of the OBSS during EVA1 on STS-121 / Expedition 13 joint operations

sts121-323-010 - STS-121 - Sellers and Fossum on the end of the OBSS d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: EV1 Piers Sellers and EV2 Michael Fossum on the end of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) during test of the boom as an work platform on Extravehicul... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  -  From a vantage point high on a work platform in the high bay at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker checks the progress of the movement of the fairing halves as they enclose the GOES-N satellite.   The fairing protects the spacecraft during launch and flight through the atmosphere. Once out of the atmosphere, the fairing is jettisoned.  GOES-N is the latest in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites for NOAA and NASA providing continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis. GOES-N will be launched May 18 on a Boeing Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0712

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - From a vantage point high on a work pla...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - From a vantage point high on a work platform in the high bay at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker checks the progress of the movement of the fairing halves ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy speaks to members of the press and guests during a ceremony to unveil the new name of NASA's Node 2 module, Harmony. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0640

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy speaks to members of the press and guests during a ceremony to unveil the new name of NASA's Node 2 ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  NASA Node 2 module sits inside the Space Station Processing Facility highbay with its new name, Harmony, revealed. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0644

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Node 2 module sits inside the Spac...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- NASA Node 2 module sits inside the Space Station Processing Facility highbay with its new name, Harmony, revealed. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition invol... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy stand in front of the Node 2 module with it's new name, Harmony, unveiled. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0641

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy stand in front of the Node 2 module with it's new name, Harmony, unvei... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy begin to unveil the Node 2 module's new name, Harmony, as Russ Romanella, director of International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing presides over the ceremony. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm.  The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0637

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy begin to unveil the Node 2 module's new name, Harmony, as Russ Romanel... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy stand in front of the Node 2 module with it's new name, Harmony, unveiled, as Russ Romanella, director of International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing presides over the ceremony. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm.  The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0638

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left) and Commander Pam Melroy stand in front of the Node 2 module with it's new name, Harmony, unvei... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left, partially hidden) and Commander Pam Melroy (second from right in group), talk with members of the media and guests after a ceremony to unveil NASA's Node 2 module's new name, Harmony.  The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0642

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Mission STS-120 Pilot George Zamka (left, partially hidden) and Commander Pam Melroy (second from right in group), talk with members of t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, Russ Romanella (left), director of International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, presides over a ceremony to unveil the new name of NASA's Node 2 module, Harmony. With him are Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0639

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Russ Romanella (left), director of International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, presides over a ceremony to unveil the new name... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for Space Operations, talks to members of the media during a ceremony to unveil the Node 2 module's new name, Harmony. The name, Harmony, was chosen from an academic competition involving thousands of students in kindergarten through high school. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the International Space Station, build a scale model of the module, and write an essay explaining their proposed name. This will be the first U.S. piece of the space station named by someone other than a NASA official.  Node 2 is a pressurized module that will act as a connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and supply spacecraft. It also will be a work platform for the station's robotic arm. The module is scheduled to fly on mission STS-120 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis targeted for later this year.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd0643

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Faci...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for Space Operations, talks to members of the media during a ceremony to unveil t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony.  At center, Glenn C. Chin, mission manager for International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, talks to reporters about processing of the Harmony module.  Harmony will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.  The module is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.  Harmony is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2488

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony. At cen... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony.  At left, Glenn C. Chin, mission manager for International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, talks to reporters about processing of the Harmony module to which he is pointing.  Harmony will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.  The module is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.  Harmony is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2485

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony. At lef... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony.  In the background next to the poster is Glenn C. Chin, mission manager for International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, who talks to reporters about processing of the Harmony module.  Harmony will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.  The module is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.  Harmony is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2487

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony. In the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony.  At left, Glenn C. Chin, mission manager for International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, talks to a reporter about processing of the Harmony module in front of them.   Harmony will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.  The module is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.  Harmony is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2484

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony. At lef... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony.  At right is Glenn C. Chin, mission manager for International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing, who talked to reporters about processing of the Harmony module.  Harmony will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.  The module is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.  Harmony is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. It will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. The pressurized module will increase the living and working space inside the station and serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2486

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space C...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A media event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center highlighted the next piece to be added to the International Space Station, the Italian-built Node-2 module, known as Harmony. At righ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The overhead crane lowers the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, into the payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2531

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The overhead crane lowers the U.S. Node...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The overhead crane lowers the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, into the payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet l... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A closeup of the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, suspended above the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility as the module is transferred to the payload canister.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2526

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A closeup of the U.S. Node 2 module, kn...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A closeup of the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, suspended above the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility as the module is transferred to the payload canister. Th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is lowered into the waiting payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2530

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmon...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is lowered into the waiting payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility. The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 3... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, to the payload canister waiting at right.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2525

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, to the payload canister waiting at right. The canister will deliver H... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Technicians in the Space Station Processing Facility attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the payload canister in another area of the facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2521

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians in the Space Station Proce...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians in the Space Station Processing Facility attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the p... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the Space Station Processing Facility, the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved toward the waiting payload canister, at right.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2528

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved toward the waiting payload canister, at right. The canister will deliver Harmony to ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane lifts the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, from its stand.  The crane will transfer the module to the payload canister in another area of the facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2523

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane lifts the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, from its stand. The crane will transfer the module to the payload can... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the Space Station Processing Facility, the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved toward the waiting payload canister, at right.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2529

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved toward the waiting payload canister, at right. The canister will deliver Harmony to ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, to the payload canister in another area of the facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2524

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, to the payload canister in another area of the facility. The canister ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is ready to be transferred to the payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2519

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmon...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is ready to be transferred to the payload canister in the Space Station Processing Facility. The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Technicians in the Space Station Processing Facility attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the payload canister in another area of the facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2522

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians in the Space Station Proces...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians in the Space Station Processing Facility attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the pa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  An overhead crane moves over the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, in the Space Station Processing Facility.  The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the payload canister in another area of the facility.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2520

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An overhead crane moves over the U.S. N...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An overhead crane moves over the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, in the Space Station Processing Facility. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the payload can... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved above the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility toward the waiting payload canister, at right.  The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay.  The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Harmony will be installed on the station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2527

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmon...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony, is moved above the floor of the Space Station Processing Facility toward the waiting payload canister, at right. The canister will deliv... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  United Space Alliance workers check the sling attached to space shuttle Discovery before it is lifted into high bay 1.  In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2548

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- United Space Alliance workers check the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- United Space Alliance workers check the sling attached to space shuttle Discovery before it is lifted into high bay 1. In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, a United Space Alliance worker attaches the lifting sling to space shuttle Discovery that will hoist it off the transporter.  Discovery will be raised to a vertical position and lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2543

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, a United Space Alliance worker attaches the lifting sling to space shuttle Discovery that will hoist it off the transporte... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery begins the slow rotation to a vertical position.  The vehicle will be hoisted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2546

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle As...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery begins the slow rotation to a vertical position. The vehicle will be hoisted into high bay 1 for m... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The vehicle processing team has a final goodbye and gathers for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery after its exit from the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3.  The vehicle is rolling over to the Vehicle Assembly Building, where it will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.   Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2541

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The vehicle processing team has a fina...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The vehicle processing team has a final goodbye and gathers for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery after its exit from the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. The vehicl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   United Space Alliance workers move away from space shuttle Discovery after checking the sling before the vehicle's lift into high bay 1.  In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2549

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- United Space Alliance workers move awa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- United Space Alliance workers move away from space shuttle Discovery after checking the sling before the vehicle's lift into high bay 1. In the bay, Discovery will be mated with... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Seen from inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, space shuttle Discovery rolls through the opening for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2538

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen from inside the Orbiter Processing...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen from inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, space shuttle Discovery rolls through the opening for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB, the shu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 on its transporter for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2536

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery rolls out of t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 on its transporter for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB, the shuttle will b... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is suspended above the floor before being raised to a vertical position.  The vehicle will be lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.   Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2545

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is suspended above the floor before being raised to a vertical position. The vehicle will be lift... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, United Space Alliance workers get ready to attach the lifting sling to space shuttle Discovery that will hoist it off the transporter.  Discovery will be raised to a vertical position and lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2542

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, United Space Alliance workers get ready to attach the lifting sling to space shuttle Discovery that will hoist it off the ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Space shuttle Discovery is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building.  The vehicle will be lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2547

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery is suspended ve...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building. The vehicle will be lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the overhead lifting sling hoists space shuttle Discovery off the transporter.  Discovery will be raised to a vertical position and lifted into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2544

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the overhead lifting sling hoists space shuttle Discovery off the transporter. Discovery will be raised to a vertical pos... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  On its transporter, Space shuttle Discovery rolls to the Vehicle Assembly Building, at left.  In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2539

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On its transporter, Space shuttle Disco...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On its transporter, Space shuttle Discovery rolls to the Vehicle Assembly Building, at left. In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid roc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   On its transporter, Space shuttle Discovery turns toward the Vehicle Assembly Building after rolling out from the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3.  In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2540

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On its transporter, Space shuttle Disc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On its transporter, Space shuttle Discovery turns toward the Vehicle Assembly Building after rolling out from the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. In the VAB, the shuttle will... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Seen from inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, space shuttle Discovery begins rolling out for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-07pd2537

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen from inside the Orbiter Processin...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen from inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, space shuttle Discovery begins rolling out for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB, the shuttle w... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery is ready to roll out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 on its transporter for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-07pd2535

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery is ready to roll...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Discovery is ready to roll out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 on its transporter for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB, the shuttl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered into high bay 1.  Below it is the external tank.  Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2555

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered into high bay 1. Below it is the external tank. Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered closer to the external tank in high bay 1.  Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2556

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered closer to the external tank in high bay 1. Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocke... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Viewed from behind inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lifted into the upper regions for transfer to high bay 1.  In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2553

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed from behind inside the Vehicle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed from behind inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lifted into the upper regions for transfer to high bay 1. In the bay, Discovery will be mated ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   A view of the underside of space shuttle Discovery as it is lifted above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building.  Discovery will be moved into high bay 1 for mating with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2551

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A view of the underside of space shutt...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A view of the underside of space shuttle Discovery as it is lifted above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Discovery will be moved into high bay 1 for mating ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2557

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform. Dis... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is ready to be lifted into high bay 1.  In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform.   Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2550

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is ready to be lifted into high bay 1. In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2558

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform. Di... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery has been lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2560

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery has been lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platfor... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A fish-eye view shows space shuttle Discovery after being lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform.  Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2559

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A fish-eye view shows space shuttle Dis...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A fish-eye view shows space shuttle Discovery after being lowered next to the external tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered into high bay 1.  Below it is the external tank.  Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd2554

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, s...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lowered into high bay 1. Below it is the external tank. Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lifted into the upper regions for transfer to high bay 1.  In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters waiting on the mobile launcher platform. Discovery is targeted for launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-120 on Oct. 23.  The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony.  The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.  Photo credit: NASATroy Cryder KSC-07pd2552

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Discovery is lifted into the upper regions for transfer to high bay 1. In the bay, Discovery will be mated with the external ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery Flow Director Stephanie Stilson poses with the orbiter in the background as it is moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A.  First motion out of the VAB was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2620

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery Flow Director St...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery Flow Director Stephanie Stilson poses with the orbiter in the background as it is moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A. First motion ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery approaches Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2629

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery approaches Launc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery approaches Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are moved into position against Space Shuttle Discovery atop a mobile launch platform. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2634

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are m...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are moved into position against Space Shuttle Discovery atop a mobile launch platform. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon an... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery begins moving through the doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building toward Launch Pad 39A. First motion out of the VAB was at 6:47 a.m. EDT. Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2617

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery begins moving th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery begins moving through the doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building toward Launch Pad 39A. First motion out of the VAB was at 6:47 a.m. EDT. Rollout is a miles... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile launch platform, climbs the five percent grad to the top of the hardstand at Launch Pad 39A. At right, the pad's fixed and mobile service structures are in position to receive it. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2632

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile l...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile launch platform, climbs the five percent grad to the top of the hardstand at Launch Pad 39A. At right, the pad's fixed and mobile service str... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile launch platform, climbs the five percent grad to the top of the hardstand at Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2631

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile l...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a mobile launch platform, climbs the five percent grad to the top of the hardstand at Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad arou... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery has arrived at Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2633

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery has arrived at L...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery has arrived at Launch Pad 39A. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m. First motion out of the Vehicle Assem... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are moved into position against Space Shuttle Discovery on a balmy Florida afternoon. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and was hard down at 1:15 p.m.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2635

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are m...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Access platforms at Launch Pad 39A are moved into position against Space Shuttle Discovery on a balmy Florida afternoon. Discovery arrived at its seaside launch pad around noon and... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crawler transporter moves Space Shuttle Discovery, secured atop a mobile launch platform, along the crawlerway from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A on a balmy Florida morning. First motion out of the VAB was at 6:47 a.m. EDT.  The crawler transporter, mobile launch platform and unfueled space shuttle weigh a total of approximately 17.5 million pounds. Rollout is a milestone for Discovery's launch to the International Space Station on mission STS-120, targeted for Oct. 23. The crew will be delivering and installing the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station's robotic arm.   Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd2625

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crawler transporter moves Space Shuttl...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crawler transporter moves Space Shuttle Discovery, secured atop a mobile launch platform, along the crawlerway from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A on a balmy Flo... more