Inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, members of the media got an opportunity to see the newest module of the International Space Station, the Tranquility node.
The module will be delivered to the station during space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission next year, and Commander George Zamka, at podium, and other members of the crew were on hand for the event.
Tranquility is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. Managers from NASA, the European Space Agency, Thales Alenia Space and Boeing -- the organizations involved in building and processing the module for flight -- were available for a question-and-answer session during the event.
Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
June 8, 2009