The International Space Station's robot arm moves the Quest airlock into position. Credit: NASA
Expedition 9 NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke works inside Quest. Credit: NASAThe Quest Airlock is a pressurized space station module consisting of two cylindrical chambers attached end-to-end by a connecting bulkhead and hatch. The airlock is the primary path for International Space Station spacewalk entry and departure for U.S. spacesuits, which are known as Extravehicular Mobility Units, or EMUs. Quest can also support the Russian Orlan spacesuit for spacewalks.
|Launch date||July 12, 2001|