In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, members of space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 crew participate in training activities during the Crew Equipment Interface Test, or CEIT, for their mission. Here, Mission Specialists Naoko Yamazaki of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Stephanie Wilson explore the interior of the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo.
The CEIT provides the crew with hands-on training and observation of shuttle and flight hardware. The seven-member crew will deliver Leonardo, filled with resupply stowage platforms and racks to be transferred to locations around the International Space Station. Three spacewalks will include work to attach a spare ammonia tank assembly to the station's exterior and return a European experiment from outside the station's Columbus module. Discovery's launch is targeted for March 18. For information on the STS-131 mission and crew, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts131/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson