NASA's space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at 23:06 CST on Tuesday 9 February, towards the end of day 2 of mission STS-130. Endeavour's primary payload on this mission consists of a third connecting module for the station, the Tranquility node, and a seven-windowed cupola which will be used as a control room for robotics, intended to increase human understanding of our planet.STS-130, the 32nd shuttle mission to the ISS, is led by Commander George Zamka and piloted by Terry Virts. Endeavour's launch at 3:14 CST on Monday was NASA's last ever scheduled space shuttle night launch.The mission is scheduled to last for a total of 14 days from launch to landing back at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image: Space shuttle Endeavour emerges from behind its exhaust plume as it
lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 4:14 a.m. EST, 8 Feb 2010. (NASA/ Kenny Allen)
The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.