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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
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katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov

May 19, 2009
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M09-088
 
 
NASA Cancels May 20 Media Event for Arrival of Tranquility Node
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Because bad weather conditions are forecast at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrival time of the Tranquility node is uncertain, the media event scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, is canceled.

Reporters will have the opportunity to view Tranquility, which is the newest section of the International Space Station, at Kennedy's Space Station Processing Facility in the future.

Tranquility is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the International Space Station's life support systems. Attached to the node is the cupola, a unique work station with six windows on the sides and one on the top. The module will travel to the station on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission, targeted for launch in February 2010.

Video highlights of Tranquility's arrival will air on the NASA TV Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


Images of the arrival will be posted as soon as possible on Kennedy's media gallery at:

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov


For more information about Tranquility and the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


 

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