International Space Station Terms
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- AERCAM SPRINT: the free-flying TV camera about the size of a soccer ball housing two cameras and used to inspect the exterior of ISS.
- Destiny: the name of the U.S. lab; named in honor of its prominent role in the world's largest science and technology effort.
- EMU: extravehicular mobility/maneuvering unit; name,acronym given to the enhanced space suit worn by the astronauts-- it's adjustable; easily stored and cleaned; good for 25 space walks;has replaceable parts, fingertip heaters -- "one size fits all".
- ISS: International Space Station -- a "city in space" or sometimes referred to as "windows on the universe;" a space lab that will offer vantage points to increase our understanding of space and solar environment and how it will effect the future of our planet; humans will be directly involved.
- Jetpack Life Jacket: if an astronaut accidentally becomes untethered from the base this foldaway device will rein him back in.
- Skylab: name of earlier orbiting space station (1973). Pilot Bill Pogue of Skylab has worked on electrical systems for the present ISS.
- Super Guppy: name of the extra large cargo plane used to haul elements to the launch site.
- Unity: the first US segment activated to connect electrical and data cables
- Zarya: US funded but Russian built and launched control module; means "sunrise".
- 2004: year of expected completion of ISS. By then 460 tons of equipment will have been placed in orbit.
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