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Cupola Observation Module

Named after the raised observation deck of a railroad caboose, the Cupola is designed for observation of activities outside the ISS, such as EVA's, robot arm activity, or approaching spacecraft. It can also provide a place for celestial or Earth observation. It can accommodate two astronauts at a time.

Cupola Specifications
Height: 4.7 feet
Diameter: 9.8 feet
Mass : 4,136 pounds
Launch date: 8 February 2010

ISS cupola
Credit: NASA

Inside the cupola
Inside the Cupola
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Credit: NASA
Cupola robotics workstation
Cupola Robotics Workstation
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Credit: NASA


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