In Orbiter Processing Facility-3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, members of the STS-130 crew view a demonstration on the upkeep of space shuttle Endeavour's thermal protection system. From left are Mission Specialist Kathryn "Kay" Hire, Commander George Zamka, Mission Specialist Nicolas Patrick and Pilot Terry Virts Jr.
The crew is at Kennedy for a crew equipment interface test, or CEIT, which provides hands-on training and observation of shuttle and flight hardware. The STS-130 flight will carry the Tranquility pressurized module with a built-in cupola to the International Space Station aboard Endeavour. Launch is targeted for Feb. 4, 2010. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett