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STS-121 Payload Prepared
A technician works unloading the new environmental control and life support system.
Image Credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a new environmental control and life support system is moved into the Space Station Processing Facility. The system will add to the station's oxygen-making capabilities and could provide enough oxygen for up to six people. Managed by Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, the system was built by Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. in Connecticut.

The life support system is part of the payload on the next mission, STS-121, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. Discovery will carry more than two tons of equipment and supplies to the station during the flight.

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