Press Release

NASA Invites Media To View Space Station’s Tranquility Module

By SpaceRef Editor
May 21, 2009
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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will provide an opportunity for reporters to see the newest section of the International Space Station, the Tranquility module, at 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 8.

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

Managers from NASA, the European Space Agency, Thales Alenia Space and Boeing — the organizations involved in building and processing the module for flight — will be available for a question-and-answer session during the event.

Foreign journalists must apply for credentials by May 25. U.S. reporters must apply by June 4. Reporters without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their request online at:

Media representatives planning to attend must arrive at Kennedy’s news center by 1 p.m. for transportation to the Space Station Processing Facility. Participants must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves.

NASA chose the name “Tranquility” from thousands of suggestions submitted on NASA’s Web site. For more information about Tranquility and the International Space Station, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.