One Last Load To Haul

Discovery's Cargo Arrives at Launch Pad for Final Flight, Ken Kremer

"Discovery's primary cargo is a new module for the International Space Station which will provide much needed storage space for the resident crew of the orbiting outpost. The module -or PMM - will be the last permanent addition to be contributed by the United States to the ISS. The secondary cargo element is the Express Logistics Carrier-4 which will house exterior space parts. The Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) - also named Leonardo - was transported inside a large shipping canister from the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) to the top of Launch Pad 39 A. The canister was then hoisted up to a holding position on the massive Rotating Service Structure (RSS) from which the cargo will soon be loaded into the shuttle payload bay."

  • submit to reddit


Loading




Join our mailing list




Commercialization: Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on October 16, 2010 12:08 PM.

Liam Sarsfield Gets A Light Slap on the Wrist was the previous entry in this blog.

Adios, Outpost is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.