Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Help NASA Name ISS Node 3
Voting will be open until March 20th, 2009. NASA will announce the winning name in April 2009.
NASA wants your opinion in naming the International Space Station’s Node 3 – a connecting module and its cupola – before the two segments travel to space and are installed on the orbiting laboratory. The name should reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station, and follow in the tradition set by Node 1- Unity- and Node 2- Harmony.
Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Node 3 components during the STS-130 mission targeted for December 2009 (but most likely early 2010 with the current delay impacts). Once the cupola is attached to one of the module’s six ports, it will offer astronauts a spectacular view of both their home planet and their home in space.
Visit NASA's website (http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html) to read more about the cupola and to help you decide on a name to submit for the node.