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Expedition 22 Awaits Arrival of Endeavour

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Feb 9, 2010 9:52 am via: NASA
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(NASA) – Space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 4:14 a.m. EST Monday, beginning STS-130, the 32nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station.

Commander George Zamka is leading the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard Endeavour. Terry Virts is serving as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire. Virts is making his first trip to space.

Space shuttle Endeavour launches from Launch Pad 39A on its STS-130 mission to deliver the Tranquility node and cupola to the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TV

Space shuttle Endeavour launches from Launch Pad 39A on its STS-130 mission to deliver the Tranquility node and cupola to the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TV

Shuttle Endeavour and its crew will deliver to the space station a third connecting module, the Italian-built Tranquility node and the seven-windowed cupola, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks.

Endeavour is scheduled to dock with the station a little after 12 a.m. Wednesday over the Atlantic west of Spain.

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