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Astronauts are getting with the fluid experiment rack of the Japanese Experiment Module or JEM part of the mission payload to the International Space Station.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, astronauts are getting first-hand experience with the fluid experiment rack of the Japanese Experiment Module, or JEM, part of the mission payload to the International Space Station. Seen here at right is Sandra Magnus who will join the Expedition 17 crew on the International Space Station in 2008 after the arrival of the JEM. The JEM comprises six components: two research facilities -- the Pressurized Module and Exposed Facility; a Logistics Module attached to each of them; a Remote Manipulator System; and an Inter-Orbit Communication System unit. The various components of JEM will be assembled in space over the course of three Space Shuttle missions. The first of those three missions, STS-123, will carry the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, targeted for launch in February 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Astronauts are getting with the fluid experiment rack of the Japanese Experiment Module or JEM part of the mission payload to the International Space Station.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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