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Technicians attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module
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- Title Technicians attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module
- Released 24/09/2007 10:31 am
- Copyright NASA
Technicians in the Space Station Processing Facility attach an overhead crane to the U.S. Node 2 module, known as Harmony. The crane will lift the module and transfer it to the payload canister in another area of the facility. The canister will deliver Harmony to Launch Pad 39A for installation into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. The Italian-built module is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the Station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the Station's robotic arm. Harmony will be installed on the Station during mission STS-120, targeted to launch 23 October.