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Destiny is an American module on the ISS that was carried by STS 98 and fitted robotically to one of the ports on the Unity module of the ISS on 10 February. The 8.4 meter long and 4.2 meter wide cylindrical strucutre of mass of 15 tons will function as a science and technology module as well as a primary control module for the ISS.

Alternate Names

  • 26700

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-02-07
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Life Science
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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