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In the Space Station Processing Facility an overhead crane carries the Japanese Experiment Module across the facility.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane carries the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) across the facility. The module is being moved to another stand where it will be weighed and measured for its center of gravity. Other modules intended for the International Space Station are visible on other stands. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. It is the first element, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the International Space Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The JEM is targeted for mission STS-124, to launch in early 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility an overhead crane carries the Japanese Experiment Module across the facility.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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