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NASA Prepares To Open A New Doorway To Space With Delivery Of New Joint Airlock To International Space Station

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July 11, 2001
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National Aeronautics And Space Administration
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Space Shuttle Atlantis is poised for launch July 12 to open a new doorway into space. The shuttle and its five-member crew will deliver the new American-made Joint Airlock to the International Space Station. The six-ton portal will provide astronauts living aboard the space station access to and from space wearing either Russian or American space suits, without the need of a docked shuttle. This gives the orbiting outpost an unprecedented degree of self-reliance.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is poised for launch July 12 to open a new doorway into space.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "NASA Prepares To Open A New Doorway To Space With Delivery Of New Joint Airlock To International Space Station." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061744.htm>.
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (2001, July 11). NASA Prepares To Open A New Doorway To Space With Delivery Of New Joint Airlock To International Space Station. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061744.htm
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "NASA Prepares To Open A New Doorway To Space With Delivery Of New Joint Airlock To International Space Station." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711061744.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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