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NASA showcases next Space Station Component
« on: 07/14/2006 02:49 pm »

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.



NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., is holding a media event Thursday,
July 20, at 10:30 a.m. EDT to highlight the next element to be added
to the International Space Station. The Port 3/4 truss segment is
slated for launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis no earlier than Aug.

The truss is the next major addition to the 11-segment integrated
truss structure that will eventually span more than 300 feet. The
P3/P4 truss, with its two large solar arrays, will provide one-fourth
of the total power generation capability of the completed station.

During the event, reporters at the Space Station Processing Facility
will have the opportunity to speak with NASA and Boeing mission
managers involved in processing the element for flight. The P3/P4
truss is expected to be loaded into Atlantis' cargo bay around the
beginning of August.

Media without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their
request via the online accreditation Web site at:

Due to limited space, media planning to attend the event must contact
Kennedy's press site at 321-867-2468 by close of business July 19.
Since the Space Station Processing Facility is an operational
facility that deals with hazardous materials, all who participate
must be properly dressed in long pants and closed shoes with low
heels. Sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

For the latest information on the STS-115 mission, visit:

For more information on the International Space Station, visit: