Latest Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Stories

2005-07-29 05:40:10

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery were set to make another inspection of Discovery's wings and belly on Friday for possible damage from flying debris that struck the spacecraft shortly after launch. NASA officials said they think the shuttle is in good shape and not in danger of a Columbia-like disaster, but has a few nicks they want to study further. The astronauts will use a laser-equipped robot arm and television cameras to scan the spacecraft as they...

2005-04-16 08:30:00

NASA engineers and managers are evaluating the data from Space Shuttle Discovery External Tank (ET) tanking test Thursday at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla. The tanking test was yet another milestone in NASA's efforts to return the Shuttle safely to flight. The 11-hour test also readied Discovery's main propulsion system and allowed technicians operating the hardware to gain first-hand experience on the redesigned tank. The test allowed crews to evaluate the overall operation of ground...

2005-01-18 15:14:39

From Simulation to Space, Raffaello Prepares for Launch NASA -- A unique "moving van" is getting ready to haul a big load of supplies to space. But first comes precision, pre-flight practice. The Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) is essentially a "moving van" that transports supplies to the International Space Station. The module, named Raffaello, will make its third trip to space on the next Space Shuttle mission, STS-114. Raffaello is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., being prepared...

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