Payload Attachment (image) NASA/Johnson Space Center Caption This is a photo showing how payloads attach to the Exposed Facility of the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station. The laser will always fire directly down from the space station into the atmosphere. Credit Image Credit: NASA Usage Restrictions with credit to NASA Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.