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Inside view of Harmony Node 2+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-53611 (October 2007) --- Inside view of the Italian-built Harmony Node 2 soon after its arrival (June 2003) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The second of three International Space Station connecting modules, Harmony attaches to the end of the Destiny laboratory and provides attach locations for the Japanese laboratory, European laboratory, the Centrifuge Accommodation module and Multipurpose Logistics modules. It will provide the primary docking location for the shuttle when a pressurized mating adapter is attached. Installation of the module will complete the U.S. Core of the station. Harmony will travel to the station inside Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay during STS-120.
The STS-120 patch+ View High-res
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STS120-S-001 (February 2007) --- The STS-120 patch reflects the role of the mission in the future of the space program. The shuttle payload bay carries Node 2, the doorway to the future international laboratory elements on the International Space Station. On the left the star represents the International Space Station; the red colored points represent the current location of the P6 solar array, furled and awaiting relocation when the crew arrives. During the mission, the crew will move P6 to its final home at the end of the port truss. The gold points represent the P6 solar array in its new location, unfurled and producing power for science and life support. On the right, the moon and Mars can be seen representing the future of NASA. The constellation Orion rises in the background, symbolizing NASA's new exploration vehicle. Through all, the shuttle rises up and away, leading the way to the future. The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, it will be publicly announced.
Astronaut Daniel M. Tani+ View High-res
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JSC2001-02581 (17 Sept. 2001) --- Astronaut Daniel M. Tani, mission specialist.
JSC2003-E-34617 --- Astronaut Pamela A. Melroy, commander.+ View High-res
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JSC2003-E-34617 (11 April 2003) --- Astronaut Pamela A. Melroy, commander
Astronaut George D. Zamka, pilot+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-55043 (28 Nov. 2006) --- Astronaut George D. Zamka, pilot
Astronaut Daniel Tani+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-06401 (31 Jan. 2007) --- Attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, astronaut Daniel M. Tani, Expedition 16 flight engineer, awaits the start of a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Tani will join Expedition 16 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station aboard Atlantis on mission STS-120 and will return home aboard Discovery on mission STS-122.
Astronaut George Zamka+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-06410 (31 Jan.2007) --- Astronaut George D. Zamka, STS-120 pilot, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technicians Daniel E. Palmer (left) and Andre Denard assisted Zamka.
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JSC2007-E-06411 (31 Jan. 2007) --- Astronaut Daniel M. Tani, Expedition 16 flight engineer, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician George Brittingham assisted Tani, who will join Expedition 16 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station aboard Atlantis on mission STS-120 and will return home aboard Discovery on mission STS-122.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock (right)+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-06416 (31 Jan. 2007) --- Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock (right), STS-120 mission specialist, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician Jim Cheatham assisted Wheelock.
Astronaut George Zamka+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-06419 (31 Jan. 2007) --- Astronaut George D. Zamka, STS-120 pilot, attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, awaits the start of a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center.
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