Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, a truck maneuvers its bed into place for the offloading of the remote manipulator system for the Japanese Experiment Module from the Antonov 124 aircraft. The RMS will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility. The JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), is Japan's primary contribution to the International Space Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory. Both the JEM and RMS are targeted for mission STS-124, to launch in early 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitrios Gerondidakis

Description: 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, a truck maneuvers its bed into place for the offloading of the remote manipulator system for the Japanese Experiment Module from the Antonov 124 aircraft. The RMS will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility. The JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), is Japan's primary contribution to the International Space Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory. Both the JEM and RMS are targeted for mission STS-124, to launch in early 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitrios Gerondidakis
Release Date: 
01/15/2007
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_what: 
International Space Station (ISS)
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
01-15-2007
facet_when_year: 
2007
Photo Number: 
KSC-07PD-0089
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-07PD-0089
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30985