N A S A F a c t s
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama 35812
EXPRESS Racks 1 and 2
Expedition 2, ISS Mission 6A, STS-101 Space Shuttle Flight
Facility Location on ISS:
Annette Sledd, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
The EXPRESS Rack is a standardized payloadThe EXPRESS Rack system supports sciencerack system that transports, stores and supportspayloads in several disciplines, including biology,experiments aboard the International Space Station.chemistry, physics, ecology and medicine. With theEXPRESS stands for EXpedite the PRocessing ofEXPRESS Rack, getting experiments to space hasExperiments to the Space Station, reﬂecting the factnever been easier or more affordable. NASA fuelsthis system was developed speciﬁcally to maximizediscoveries that make the world smarter, healthierthe Station’s research capabilities.and safer.
This image shows an overall interior view of the U.S. Laboratory, Destiny. It has a capacity of 24 rack locations.