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Space Station Node 2, JEM Arrive at NASA Kennedy Space Center for Testing

By SpaceRef Editor
August 1, 2003
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Two future components of the International Space Station, Node 2 and the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurized Module, have arrived at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The modules will undergo testing at Kennedy before they go to orbit.

Node 2 was built for NASA under a barter agreement with the European Space Agency. In exchange for Node 2, NASA will launch the European Columbus Laboratory on board a future Space Shuttle mission to the Space Station. The Japanese Experiment Module, which is also known as Kibo, will be linked to Node 2 on the station.

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