Thursday, February 26, 2009

Help NASA Name the Next Space Station Module

NASA is asking the public to help name the International Space Station's next module, Module 3. This module will be a control tower for robotics and the world's ultimate observation deck.

The module will provide room for life support systems and a one-of-a-kind work station with six windows around the sides and one on top to give astronauts a fantastic view of the Earth and space. It will also house a robotics workstation from which astronauts will be able to control the space station's 57-foot robotic arm.

You can vote for the module's name online by choosing one of the four suggested names - Earthrise, Legacy, Serenity, or Venture - or writing in a name. Submissions will be accepted until March 20 and the winning name will be announced on April 28 during the module's unveiling at the Kennedy Space Station in Florida.

For more information, to submit a name and to view pictures of the new module, click here.

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