Zarya Module Launch

The Zarya Module, also known by the technical term Functional Cargo Block and the Russian acronym FGB, was the first component launched for the International Space Station. The U.S.-funded and Russian-built Zarya, which means “Sunrise” when translated into English, is a U.S. component of the station, although it was built and launched by Russia.

The module was built by the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, which is also known as KhSC, in Moscow under a subcontract to The Boeing Company for NASA.

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