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STS085-E-5030

June 6, 2011
The Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) in the Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo bay will evaluate the use of the Small Fine Arm (SFA) that is planned to be part of the future Japanese Experiment Module's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) on the International Space Station (ISS). The MFD is sponsored by the National Space Development Agency (NASDA).