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In the Space Station Processing Facility the Joint Airlock Module is lowered toward the Launch Package Integration Stand.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Joint Airlock  Module is lowered toward the Launch Package Integration Stand.  The LPIS provides personnel and equipment access to the flight element in its final launch configuration.  The Airlock is the primary payload on mission STS-104 to the International Space Station.  It is a pressurized flight element consisting of two cylindrical chambers attached end-to-end by a connecting bulkhead and hatch. Once installed and activated, the Airlock  becomes the primary path for spacewalk entry to and departure from the Space Station for U.S. spacesuits, which are known as Extravehicular Mobility Units, or EMUs. In addition, the Joint Airlock is designed to support the Russian Orlan spacesuit for EVA activity.  STS-104 is scheduled for launch June 14 from Launch Pad 39B

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility the Joint Airlock Module is lowered toward the Launch Package Integration Stand.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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