At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the crew members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission take time out from their emergency exit training at Launch Pad 39A to pose for a group portrait in the White Room. Standing, from left, are Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire and Robert Behnken. Kneeling, from left, are Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson, Commander George Zamka and Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick.
The crew members of space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission are at Kennedy for training related to their launch dress rehearsal, the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. The primary payload on STS-130 is the International Space Station's Node 3, Tranquility, a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. Attached to one end of Tranquility is a cupola, a unique work area with six windows on its sides and one on top. Endeavour's launch is targeted for Feb. 7. For information on the STS-130 mission and crew, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts130/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett