Wednesday, January 18, 2006

SPACEHAB Gets NASA Contract For ISS Supply Flights

SPACEHAB will be assisting NASA in getting cargo to and from the International Space Station using a variety of means. SPACEHAB has presented two possible ways of doing this: Utilizing existing space carriers or building their own.

Since 1984 SPACEHAB been successfully designing, building and implementing commercial space projects. According to their Web site they currently operate "pressurized habitation modules, unpressurized cargo carriers and equipment ferrying containers."
SPACEHAB equipment has flown on 19 shuttle missions, six research missions and 13 space station re-supply missions (seven to Mir and 6 to ISS.)

NASA believes utilizing the services of SPACEHAB will help it meet its goal of completion of the International Space Station with or without the shuttle...

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