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Monday, February 8, 2010
NASA Launches STS-130
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off very early this morning. It was a beautiful launch!
The space shuttle is loaded with equipment for the international space station. The astronauts will put a new room on the space station. The room will hold exercise equipment and other things.
The astronauts will also put on the new Cupola, a room of windows. From the new windows, astronauts will be able to see all around the space station. It will help with future space walks. The astronauts will also be able to see our beautiful earth, moon, and stars.
Do you like to make paper airplanes? NASA has an easy model of the space shuttle for you to build. Just go to http://www.aiaa.org/kidsplace/kidsplacepdfs/Space_Shuttle_Glider.pdf
To learn more about STS-130, go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts130/index.html.
Photo courtesy NASA.