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  • STS-130 patch› View High-res
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    STS130-S-001 (September 2009) --- The STS-130 patch was designed by the crew to reflect both the objectives of the mission and its place in the history of human spaceflight. The main goal of the mission is to deliver Node 3 and the Cupola to the International Space Station (ISS). Node 3, named "Tranquility," will contain life support systems enabling continued human presence in orbit aboard the ISS. The shape of the patch represents the Cupola, which is the windowed robotics viewing station, from which astronauts will have the opportunity not only to monitor a variety of ISS operations, but also to study our home planet. The image of Earth depicted in the patch is the first photograph of the Earth taken from the moon by Lunar Orbiter I on August 23, 1966. As both a past and a future destination for explorers from the planet Earth, the moon is thus represented symbolically in the STS-130 patch. The Space Shuttle Endeavour is pictured approaching the ISS, symbolizing the Space Shuttle's role as the prime construction vehicle for the ISS. The NASA insignia design for shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced.

  • STS-130 Mission Specialist Stephen K. Robinson› View High-res
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    JSC2004-E-40089 (21 Jan. 2004) --- Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, mission specialist

  • STS-130 Mission Specialist Nicholas J. M. Patrick› View High-res
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    JSC2006-E-49642 (21 July 2006) --- Astronaut Nicholas J. M. Patrick, mission specialist

  • STS-130 Commander George D. Zamka› View High-res
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    JSC2006-E-55043 (28 Nov. 2006) --- Astronaut George D. Zamka, commander

  • STS-130 Mission Specialist Robert L. Behnken› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-005285 (22 Oct. 2007) --- Astronaut Robert L. Behnken, mission specialist.

  • A crew trainer briefs STS-130 crew members› View High-res
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    JSC2009-E-125122 (1 June 2009) --- Crew trainer Patrick Jones (right) briefs STS-130 crew members during a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Pictured from the left are astronauts Terry Virts Jr., pilot; Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken, both mission specialists; George Zamka, commander; Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire, both mission specialists.

  • Astronaut Terry Virts Jr., STS-130 pilot› View High-res
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    JSC2009-E-125123 (1 June 2009) --- Astronaut Terry Virts Jr. (left), STS-130 pilot, attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, prepares for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

  • Astronaut George Zamka, STS-130 commander› View High-res
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    JSC2009-E-125126 (1 June 2009) --- Astronaut George Zamka, STS-130 commander, attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, awaits the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

  • Astronaut Robert Behnken, STS-130 mission specialist› View High-res
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    JSC2009-E-125127 (1 June 2009) --- Astronaut Robert Behnken, STS-130 mission specialist, attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, awaits the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

  • Astronaut Terry Virts Jr., STS-130 pilot› View High-res
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    JSC2009-E-125128 (1 June 2009) --- Astronaut Terry Virts Jr., STS-130 pilot, gets helps with the donning of a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.