At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the crew members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission experience the interior of an M113 armored personnel carrier. An M113 is kept at the foot of the launch pad in case an emergency exit from the pad is needed and every shuttle crew is trained on driving the vehicle before launch. From left is Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialist Greg Chamitoff, Battalion Chief David Seymour (partially obscured), Commander Mark Kelly, Mission Specialists Mike Fincke and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori.
Space shuttle Endeavour's six crew members are at Kennedy for the launch countdown dress rehearsal called the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) and related training. Targeted to launch April 19 at 7:48 p.m. EDT, they will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper and micrometeoroid debris shields to the space station. This will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett