Thursday, March 5, 2009

Name the new space station module you say? I think I just might!

How cool is this! NASA wants people to vote on a name for a new section of the International Space Station. This is Node 3 – a connecting module and its cupola – the two segments will soon travel to space and be installed on the orbiting laboratory.

Voting will be open until March 20th, 2009. NASA will announce the winning name in April 2009. Click here to vote! The name should reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony.

This is a view of part of the ISS (International Space Station) with Earth in the background.

NASA and its station partners traditionally have named each habitable part of the station, including its three laboratories (the U.S lab- Destiny, the European lab- Columbus, and the Japanese lab- Kibo or Hope), two airlocks (Quest and Pirs or Pier), and two Russian-built modules (Zvezda or Star, and Zarya or Dawn).

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I went with "Amity"... goes along with Unity and Harmony (the other two Nodes)! :)