September 20, 2011
Inside view of the Italian-built Harmony Node 2 soon after its arrival (June 2003) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The second of three International Space Station connecting modules, Harmony attaches to the end of the Destiny laboratory and provides attach locations for the Japanese laboratory, European laboratory, the Centrifuge Accommodation module and Multipurpose Logistics modules. It will provide the primary docking location for the shuttle when a pressurized mating adapter is attached. Installation of the module will complete the U.S. Core of the station. Harmony will travel to the station inside Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay during STS-120.
Topics: Pressurized Mating Adapter, Harmony, International Space Station, STS-120, Unity, Assembly of the International Space Station