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In the Space Station Processing Facility workers observe as an overhead crane lowers the Japanese Experiment Module.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers observe as an overhead crane lowers the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) onto a weighing stand. The module will also be measured for its center of gravity. 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 workers observe as an overhead crane lowers the Japanese Experiment Module.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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