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Crew members aboard the International Space Station is ready for transport to the Operations and Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area.

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At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the Joint Airlock Module, the gateway from which crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will enter and exit the 470-ton orbiting research facility, is ready for transport to the Operations and Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area. There it will undergo vacuum chamber testing. It will then be moved to the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) for further pre-launch preparation and checkout. The massive, spindle-shaped airlock is 20 feet long, has a diameter of 13 feet at its widest point, and weighs six and a half tons. It was manufactured at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center by the Huntsville division of The Boeing Company. The Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry the airlock to orbit on mission STS-104, the tenth International Space Station flight, currently targeted for liftoff in May 2001

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  • Title: Crew members aboard the International Space Station is ready for transport to the Operations and Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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