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In the Space Station Processing Facility a worker checks the alignment of the Cupola module at right.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a worker checks the alignment of the Cupola module, at left, with the Tranquility module, at right. Cupola and Tranquility are the payload for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station. The module was built for the European Space Agency by Alenia Spazio in Turin, Italy. When attached to the Tranquility Node 3 module, Cupola will resemble a circular bay window that will provide a vastly improved view of the station's exterior. Just under 10 feet in diameter, the module will accommodate two crew members and portable workstations that can control station and robotic activities. The multi-directional view will allow the crew to monitor spacewalks and docking operations, as well as provide a spectacular view of Earth and other celestial objects. Endeavour is targeted to launch Feb. 4, 2010. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility a worker checks the alignment of the Cupola module at right.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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