Date un nome al nuovo nodo della ISS!!

Oct. 17, 2006

Sonja Alexander/Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

Debbie Nguyen
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE: 06-336


The International Space Station is growing, and NASA’s Node 2 is the
next U.S. pressurized module scheduled for installation on the
orbiting laboratory. The node will provide more room for station
crews to live and work, but it needs a name.

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 attending U.S. schools and
children of American personnel overseas are being asked to help NASA
name the module and become part of the history of the station. The
module is at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and is targeted for
launch in late 2007. The node will be a connecting port and
passageway to additional international science labs and space supply
vehicles. It also will be a work platform for the station’s robotic

Name the International Space Station Node 2 Challenge requires
students to work together as a class or school to create their own
Node 2 model. Students will name their node, write a brief
description explaining the choice and take digital pictures to send
to NASA.

The submitted image of the model will not be judged, but it will be
the ticket to enter the name challenge. Submissions will be reviewed
by a panel of NASA scientists, engineers and educators. The deadline
to submit model images and names is Dec. 1. The winning entry will be
announced in early 2007. To register a school or class, teachers or
administrators should send an email to: For
information about Node 2, visit:

For additional information about the Space Station Node 2 Challenge,


Per questa volta sei scusato, vista la tua semi-presenza nell’ultimo periodo :smiley: :grinning:

Lo chiamerei “Humanity 2” :roll_eyes:

Pardon :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: