Officials welcome the arrival of the Japanese Experiment Module



Washington, DC, United States

In the Space Station Processing Facility, astronaut Takao Doi (left) and Commander Dominic Gorie pose in front of the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section for the Japanese Experiment Module, or JEM, that recently arrived at Kennedy. Doi and Gorie are crew members for mission STS-123 that will deliver the logistics module to the International Space Station. Earlier, NASA and Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) officials welcomed the arrival of the module. The new International Space Station component arrived at Kennedy March 12 to begin preparations for its future launch on mission STS-123. It will serve as an on-orbit storage area for materials, tools and supplies. It can hold up to eight experiment racks and will attach to the top of another larger pressurized module.


  • Title: Officials welcome the arrival of the Japanese Experiment Module
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 2007-04-17
  • Location: SSPF
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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