Posted by BC on August 9th, 2009

JEF Strip - NASA“Engawa” is Japanese for “porch”. ISS (International Space Station) now has a porch attached, and it is being put to use with conducting experiments. The porch is used for exposure of experiments to conditions in space. Some experiments are already in place, and results are being studied.

The shuttle arm can be used to remove experiment pods and to install different pods as are necessary. For more information on the engawa, go to this NASA web page.

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