Press Release

NASA Cancels May 20 Media Event for Arrival of Tranquility Node

By SpaceRef Editor
May 19, 2009
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Because bad weather conditions are forecast at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrival time of the Tranquility node is uncertain, the media event scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, is canceled.

Reporters will have the opportunity to view Tranquility, which is the newest section of the International Space Station, at Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility in the future.

Tranquility is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the International Space Station’s life support systems. Attached to the node is the cupola, a unique work station with six windows on the sides and one on the top. The module will travel to the station on space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-130 mission, targeted for launch in February 2010.

Video highlights of Tranquility’s arrival will air on the NASA TV Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

Images of the arrival will be posted as soon as possible on Kennedy’s
media gallery at:

For more information about Tranquility and the International Space
Station, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.