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The U.S. Laboratory Destiny a component of the International Space Station glides above two Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules.

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The U.S. Laboratory Destiny, a component of the International Space Station, glides above two Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules (MPLMs), Raffaello (far left) and Leonardo, in the Space Station Processing Facility. Destiny is being moved to a payload canister for transfer to the Operations and Checkout Building where it will be tested in the altitude chamber. Destiny is scheduled to fly on mission STS-98 in early 2001. During the mission, the crew will install the Lab in the Space Station during a series of three space walks. The STS-98 mission will provide the Station with science research facilities and expand its power, life support and control capabilities. The U.S. Lab module continues a long tradition of microgravity materials research, first conducted by Skylab and later Shuttle and Spacelab missions. Destiny is expected to be a major feature in future research, providing facilities for biotechnology, fluid physics, combustion, and life sciences research

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  • Title: The U.S. Laboratory Destiny a component of the International Space Station glides above two Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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