6 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
STS-130 MCC Status Report #14
HOUSTON – Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour are preparing to relocate one of the new modules they just delivered to the International Space Station, and pressing ahead with activation and checkout of the new Tranquility node.

The Endeavour crew’s wake-up song at 3:14 p.m. CST was “Forty Years On,” the Harrow School song, for Harrow alumnus Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick, who will spend the first three hours of his day working with fellow spacewalker Robert Behnken on tools and preparations of the station’s airlock for the last planned spacewalk on Tuesday.

Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire kick off the day monitoring the depressurization of the cupola module. This evening, while they operate Canadarm2, station Commander Jeff Williams will operate the common berthing mechanisms for the relocation of cupola from Tranquility’s outboard hatch to the Earth-facing side of the module. Cupola will then be repressurized and monitored for an airtight seal by flight controllers in Houston. At the same time shuttle Commander George Zamka, Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson, and station Flight Engineers Max Suraev and T.J. Creamer will resume outfitting and activation of Tranquility.

At 9:24 p.m. Virts and Hire will take time to answer questions about their mission prepared by students at NASA Explorer Schools. At 5:04 a.m. Monday Virts and Behnken will talk about the flight in interviews with WOR Radio New York’s John Gambling and television stations KTVI-TV in St. Louis and WREG-TV in Memphis.

The next shuttle status report will be issued after the crew workday, or earlier if warranted.

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