Press Release

NASA Showcases Next Space Station Component

By SpaceRef Editor
September 12, 2007
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NASA Showcases Next Space Station Component

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will hold a media event at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 18, to highlight the next piece to be added to the International Space Station. The Node-2 module, known as Harmony, will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120, targeted for launch Oct. 23.

Harmony 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. The module is approximately 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter.

During the event, reporters at the Space Station Processing Facility will have the opportunity to speak with mission managers involved in processing Harmony for flight. Harmony is scheduled to be transferred at the end of the month to Launch Pad 39A, in preparation for its journey to the station.

Media attending the event should arrive at Kennedy’s news center by 9:30 a.m. for transportation to the processing facility. Media without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their request via the online accreditation Web site at:

The processing facility is an operational area. All participants must be properly dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves.

For the latest information on the STS-120 mission, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.