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Frank De Winne trains inside the Cupola module mock-up
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- Title Frank De Winne trains inside the Cupola module mock-up
- Released 10/03/2009 2:14 pm
- Copyright NASA
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, Expedition 20 flight engineer and Expedition 21 commander, participates in a training session in the Cupola module mock-up in the Multi-use Remote Manipulator Development Facility in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. A robotic arm control station is setup in the mock-up of the Cupola module where robotic arm operations will be housed in the future on the International Space Station. The Cupola will provide crewmembers working inside the module a 360-degree panoramic view of Earth and activities outside the station. Command and control workstations can be installed to assist with the Space Station remote manipulator system and extravehicular activities. The Cupola is the final element of the Space Station core and is scheduled for launch on Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission.