Japan will add its voice to the growing chorus of controllers who oversee the International Space Station in orbit during the upcoming mission of the space shuttle Discovery. Delivery of the main element of Japan’s Kibo laboratory module—the largest pressurized module planned for the station—will bring the new Japanese control center at Tsukuba City into the communications loop in earnest, as controllers there work with ISS crewmembers to outfit the lab and begin running experiments. ...

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