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.