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Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 09-26-2013 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see that the International Space Station modules have various orientation labels: "PORT," "STBD," and "TO NOD 3" among them. Were these placed before they were launched or while in-orbit? (Or both, as in the case of Cupola, one of the last pieces added?)

And if it the former, are there any labels pointing to planned but never delivered components, such as the US Hab module?

Robert Pearlman

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posted 09-26-2013 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They were placed before launch but I believe have been periodically removed and replaced.

Here is a To HAB sign in the hatchway leading from Unity to the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3), circa 2000.

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