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In the Space Station Processing Facility an overhead crane is strapped around the container remote manipulator system.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane is strapped around the container with the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) remote manipulator system. The crane will lift and move the container to its designated site elsewhere on the floor. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory known as "Kibo" (Hope) and includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, the RMS and two logistics modules. 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 various JEM components will be assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions. The JEM and RMS are scheduled to launch on mission STS-124 no earlier than February 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility an overhead crane is strapped around the container remote manipulator system.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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