Endeavour Testing Continues, Crew Practice on Mock-up Cupola

Thermal protection system on Endeavour
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 are completing three days of leak testing on Endeavour's environmental control and life support system. They'll also finish structural leak tests today and begin orbiter positive pressure tests that will continue throughout the weekend.

The pressure tests confirm the crew compartment holds pressure before a shuttle is moved from its hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

The six STS-130 astronauts wrap up the week rehearsing Cupola relocation techniques today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.