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Members of space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 crew participate in training activities for their mission.

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In Orbiter Processing Facility 3 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, at top from left, Mission Specialist Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger and Pilot James P. Dutton Jr. prepare for the tasks that will be performed in Discovery's payload bay.

The CEIT provides the crew with hands-on training and observation of shuttle and flight hardware. The seven-member crew will deliver the multi-purpose logistics module 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/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Members of space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 crew participate in training activities for their mission.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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