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Shatll Endeavor has flew to the ISS. / February 9, 2010 /

Shuttle «Endeavor» went to the International Space Station. This was reported on the official site of NASA. On board the ship in space, astronauts went to George Castle, Terry Verts, Catherine Ha’eri, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken.

The main purpose of the mission is to deliver to the orbit module "Tranquility» (Tranquility). This module is equipped with a special overview dome, which will allow astronauts to observe the work of the ISS manipulator without external cameras. In addition, he will receive unprecedented images of the Earth. To carry out works for a total of three planned EVAs.

Initially, the shuttle launch was scheduled for February 7, but was postponed due to weather conditions. In particular, at Cape Canaveral observed low clouds.

More recently, to the orbital station was joined by another module. «Search» or MIM-2 (Small Research Module-2) Russia is the fourth module of the ISS. After installing the «peace,» the ISS can be 90 percent finished and scheduled to complete construction by 2015.

Recently it became known that the project participant countries, in particular the U.S., agreed to an extension of the station until 2020. After the end of shuttle mission to deliver astronauts to orbit will be Russia’s Soyuz.

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