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Mission or Study ID:   STS-130
Program:
Shuttle Program
Spacecraft/Location:
Endeavour
Launch/Start Date:
02/08/2010
Landing/End Date:
02/21/2010
Duration:
14 days
STS-130 Crew Patch

Description
Endeavour’s 14-day mission delivered and assembled the last U.S. module onto the International Space Station, and a seven-windowed cupola. The module, known as Tranquility, provided additional room for crewmembers and many of the space station’s life support and environmental control systems. Attached to the node is a cupola, which is a robotic control station with seven windows that provides a panoramic view of Earth, celestial objects and visiting spacecraft.

Tucked away inside Tranquility and Endeavour’s middeck was a ton of equipment, supplies and experiments for the space station. Included were a new distillation assembly and fluid control pump assembly for the urine processing assembly, an external filter assembly for the water processing assembly, supplies for the carbon dioxide removal assembly, laptop computers, crew provisions, health care supplies, spacewalk tools and others.

The crew was composed of Commander George, Terry Virts served as the pilot; Mission Specialists were Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire. The crews major tasks for this mission were to install, activate and checkout Tranquility; activated and checked out the Cupola after relocation from the end port of Tranquility to its Earth-facing port; relocated the Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA 3) from the top of the Harmony node to the port side of Tranquility; and transferred water, equipment and experiments to the station.

STS-130 was the 32nd shuttle mission to the station. The crew returned to Earth on February 21, 2010.

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